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A very tough week ahead for the pork industry with a number of packing plants offline due to COVID-19. It’s very concerning says Jennifer Tirey with the Illinois Pork Producers Association.

 

 

Among the plants currently, the shutdown is the Smithfield Foods facility in Monmouth in western Illinois. President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order to keep meatpacking plants open as part of the defense production act. 

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