This is why.....
In America the agricultural sector has, despite constant political inroads, been for the most part free of the degree of government control found in countries prone to famine. That is our saving grace and our safety. But should this ever change and we find ourselves in the sad state of a North Korea you can still be thankful to God for His mercy upon us, His favored children, and count your holiday blessings.
America's ability to feed itself has been mercifully free from meddlesome bureaucrats and government tinkerers.... for the most part. Therein lies the rich historical bounty of our food production.
Of course, all good things eventually end.
Count Our Holiday Blessings: At Least We’re Not Starving by C.J. Maloney