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"It's a very complex supply chain, but fortunately it's sound. It's stable. ... Our food safety inspectors are still on the job just as they've always been," Perdue said.
"It has some impact, but the factor is these people are coming to work," Perdue said. "Farmers and ranchers who grow the food are there … they're the real heroes."
"Farmers are under duress," Perdue said. "We don't know exactly what the long-term impact will be. Thankfully with this latest legislation that’s passed, Congress provided the resources there to help farmers in need."