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COVID/Wuhan Continuing to Take a Toll On Pork

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by John Stoesser on Apr 13, 2020

Smithfield announced the closure of one of the largest pork processing plants in the US because of the current virus pandemic.

https://www.agriculture.com/ne...

This makes a real dent in the US processing capacity, puts many employees at least temporarily out of work and is making a big hit on the local economies of southeast South Dakota/northeast Nebraska/northwest Iowa.  It will add to the overall toll this virus is taking on the United States.

Smithfield plans to re-open just as soon as authorities give them the green light.

#COVID-19   #Wuhanvirus   #Pork    #animalagriculture



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