The U.S. President also spoke about the efforts of his administration aimed at supporting American farmers.
U.S. President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that American producers are able to fill the shortage in the world market of agricultural products caused by the situation in Ukraine.
The head of the U.S. administration spoke in Illinois to representatives of the agricultural industry. “America is fighting on two fronts right now,” he said. – Within the country, it is a fight against inflation and rising prices. Abroad is helping Ukraine to defend its democracy and providing food to those who are starving all over the world.” “The war has cut off important food sources. Ukraine was the world’s largest wheat producer. <…> Ukraine claims that it now has 20 million tons of grain in its storages. <…> If they don’t get to the market, a huge number of people in Africa will die of hunger because they (Ukraine) is the only supplier for a number of African countries,” the president claimed.
“And our farmers are helping in two ways: reducing the cost of food inside the country and expanding production to feed those in need in the world,” the American leader continued. After that, he spoke about the efforts of his administration aimed at supporting American farmers. “We can make sure that exports of American agricultural products compensate for the gap in Ukrainian supplies. <…> We must continue to invest in our farmers,” Biden added.