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