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Supply: Why Chicken Is Plentiful During the Pandemic and Beef Is Not

Cow and a chicken in a boxing ring

BLOOMBERG, MAY 11, 2020 Poultry production has long been the most industrialized of U.S. agricultural operations. By Justin Fox for Bloomberg – Beef and pork have been pricey and, at times, scarce in the U.S. this spring amid outbreaks of the corona­virus at slaughterhouses around the country. Chicken has remained widely available and cheap. Why the difference? One reason is that most slaughtering of chickens, unlike …

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Supply: As U.S. meat workers fall sick and supplies dwindle, exports to China soar

Asian women at meat market

REUTERS, MAY 11, 2020 CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump ordered meat processing plants to stay open to protect the nation’s food supply even as workers got sick and died. Yet the plants have increasingly been exporting to China while U.S. consumers face shortages, a Reuters analysis of government data showed. Trump, who is in an acrimonious public dispute …

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SUPPLY: American Meat Workers Are Starting to Quit With Plants Reopening

Meat packing line. Hardhats. Beef.

BLOOMBERG, MAY 6, 2020 Unions say employees are scared, more protective gear needed | Companies restart operations following wave of shutdowns | Absenteeism running as high as 30% By Jen Skerritt and Lydia Mulvany for Bloomberg – America’s meat-processing plants are starting to reopen, but not all workers are showing up. Some still fear they’ll get sick after coronavirus outbreaks shut more than …

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SUPPLY: 18% of Wendy’s now out of beef. McD’s talks smack but where’s the beef from?


PortandTerminal.com, May 5, 2020 Burger chains are supposed to have burgers, but that’s no longer a guarantee as coronavirus infections shut-down meat processing factories across North America. DUBLIN, OH – CNN is reporting that around 1,000, or 18%, of Wendy’s 5,500 US restaurants are not serving any hamburgers or other meat-based items, according to an analysis of online menus at every …

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