Agriculture secretary: Some price increases are the result of businesses ‘taking advantage’

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack holds a press briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 5, 2021. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said some recent price increases were the result of businesses “taking advantage” of the coronavirus pandemic and supply chain disruptions to push up food costs.