In this Episode
With more than 25 years of experience in legislation and policy development in food and agriculture, Michael Torrey unpacks the 2020 election results and what they mean for the snack industry. Through the lens of a likely split Congress, Torrey provides an update on the undecided races, including the pending Georgia Senate runoff and the 12 remaining races in the House. Currently, Republicans only need one seat to maintain control of the Senate.
Torrey shares his views on the how a Biden Administration might return to nutrition issues, as well as address climate change, liability protection and prioritize economic development and job creation as part of COVID-19 recovery.
Torrey closes by discussing the snack industry’s active partnership with the hunger community, the overall resilience of SNAC members when faced with challenges from COVID-19 hardships to partnerships with newly elected officials: “We have member companies in urban and rural districts where a lot of these conversations occur. The great thing about SNAC member companies is that as an industry, they are incredibly impressive in their willingness to engage at the state and local levels telling their stories. With many new faces in Congress, we’re going to have to continue to make new friends and to tell our stories.”