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SUPPLY: Farmers Are Starting to Destroy Their Pigs After Factories Close

Pigs

BLOOMBERG, APRIL 24, 2020 Plant shutdowns drive down farm price of hogs, create backlog | ‘We’re fearful the problem is going to get worse,’ farmers say By Jen Skerritt, Michael Hirtzer, and Isis Almeida for Bloomberg – A wave of shutdowns at some of North America’s largest meat plants is starting to force hog producers to dispose of their animals in the latest …

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Supply: Tyson Foods to indefinitely stop production at largest pork plant

Tyson Foods Waterloo factory

REUTERS, APRIL 22, 2020 (Reuters) – Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N) plans to indefinitely suspend operations at its largest pork plant in the United States to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday, in the latest disruption to the country’s food supply chain. Earlier this month, Tyson shut a hog slaughterhouse along with two other major …

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SUPPLY: What Happens When Bread Is Scarce and Grain Exporters Won’t Share?

People queue to buy subsidized bread

BLOOMBERG, APRIL 21, 2020 The coronavirus has done more than disrupt supply chains, it’s restarted a discussion about self-sufficiency tinged with nationalism | At least 10 countries have introduced restrictions on overseas sales of grains or rice since mid-March By Caroline Alexander and Agnieszka de Sousa for Bloomberg – When it comes to bread, the conversation can become politically charged very quickly. From the …

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LEAKED VIDEO: Warehouse forklift worker naps on the job and takes down racks

Screen grab of forklift. Warehouse. Shelves

PortandTerminal.com, April 21, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Supply chain workers are being stretched to their breaking point the global COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s stay sharp out there gang. Accidents like these can and do happen all too easily. Other articles you may find interesting BREAKING: Container ship slams into cranes at Port of Busan – VIDEO. LEAKED VIDEO: Mini Tsunami …

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Dept of Defense needs Mexico to reopen its factories. What if they say “no”?

Black Hawk helicopter

PortandTerminal.com, April 21, 2020 The American Government hasn’t been making many friends in Mexico during the coronavirus pandemic. Now it appears as if the Department of Defense needs a favor from Mexico. WASHINGTON – Many U.S. defense firms, particularly aircraft manufacturers, rely on Mexican suppliers, many of whom have closed or slowed operations during the pandemic. That’s according to an article published …

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BREAKING: Major explosions and fire at chemical factory in China. VIDEO

Screen grab of fire truck with flames around it

PortandTerminal.com, April 21, 2020 LIANYUNGANG CHINA – 6 killed in an explosion at a pesticide plant in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu on Tuesday, state media reported. Chinese media quoting local officials saying it’s a carborundum (silicon carbide) https://t.co/66qZkbpt7P Lianyungang, eastern China's Jiangsu province. The victim remains unknown until now. pic.twitter.com/dsZ5JeF0me— Kanpur #FightsCorona #StayHomeTill14th (@AshishCawnpore) April 21, 2020 Other …

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“PPE Hunger Games”: Illinois Gov. Pritzker Secretly Bought Medical Supplies From China

cargo plane masks ppe

PortandTerminal.com, April 19, 2020 “Trump’s “Hunger Games” pits state against state with his privatized pandemic response” CHICAGO, Il – There are reports that billionaire Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, spent over $1.7 million on flights bringing medical supplies from China in secret—out of fear the Trump administration would seize the cargo for the federal stockpile. Earlier in the week, the Chicago Sun-Times …

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SUPPLY: Walmart to hire 50,000 more workers in COVID-19 hiring spree

Walmart exterior store sign

REUTERS, APRIL 18, 2020 (Reuters) – Walmart Inc said on Friday it would hire 50,000 more workers at its stores, clubs and distribution centers to meet a surge in demand for groceries and household essentials from consumers stockpiling during the coronavirus outbreak. The retailer said it had reached its earlier target of hiring 150,000 workers six weeks ahead of schedule, …

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SUPPLY LINES: Trump’s America Inc. Reboot Needs to Sync With Canada, Mexico

President Trump speaking at a podium with presidentail seal, surrounded by others

BLOOMBERG, APRIL 17, 2020 By Jenny Leonard for Bloomberg – President Donald Trump made it official on Thursday: He’s determined to reopen the U.S. economy — at least in part — next month. “A national shutdown is not a sustainable long-term solution,” he said in a press conference announcing his administration’s three-phase plan to restart economic activity in America. “To keep …

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