I read this article and I saw - opportunity.
- unemployed people to pick fruit and vegetables
- blueberries become jam
- milk becomes cream and cheese
- cabbages become sauerkraut and kim chi
- anything else can be pickled or bottled or canned
But, yes, total lack of planning and opportunities missed.
Problem is, the supply chain is still set up for 'capitalist pay as you go' and cannot cope with 'the govt will pay us later if we do it now'.
The key is 'the govt WILL pay us' ... or will they...???
And therein lies the problem.