expect a meat shortage

Expect a Meat Shortage

Expect a Meat Shortage

Coronavirus-linked problems in meat supply chain indicates meat shortages which means price increases for consumers.

According to the USDA’s weekly report from April 27, beef production was down nearly 25% year-over-year, while and pork production was down 15%.

At least 20 meatpackers have already died from COVID-19, and more than 5,000 have been hospitalized or are showing symptoms, according to labor union United Food and Commercial Workers.

Farmers are being forced to kill thousands of livestock, without processing them into food, due the supply chain problems.

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