Empowering Food and Agriculture to Respond as Critical Infrastructures to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

Agriculture and food are critical infrastructures, vital for the welfare of the United States, its citizens and economy. As national security matters, agriculture and food enable America to protect itself and project power around the world. The following series of articles explores the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic, paying closest attention to its implications to agribusiness, but also more broadly to food and agriculture. The papers explore the implications for food safety, security and food defense. Taken together, the papers provide context, explore challenges, identify lessons learned, and propose solutions.


These publications are part of a partnership between Auburn University’s McCrary Institute and Air University pursuant to which challenges related to cyber and critical infrastructure security are examined for the purpose of advancing U.S. national security.