Anthony Pratt now has been running the same or similar full-page advertisements in TheWall Street Journal every few weeks for at least a couple of years now. What is the Australian-born executive chairman of giant cardboard-box maker Pratt Industries trying to tell everyone?
“Export food, not jobs!” as many of the ads trumpet. Trump booster Pratt often features U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in his ads, posing with Pratt holding one of those same ads. Pratt’s ads typically say something like, “We wanted to start a national conversation on how to double American food production sales from $850 billion to $1.7 trillion” since the company began sponsoring a gathering called the Global Food Forum in 2016.