My thoughts exactly … “Now the scary thought of the meat shortage … gun idiots wandering around the countryside hunting meat for the table … Now the scary thought of the meat shortage … gun idiots wandering around the countryside hunting meat for the table … “
There have been announcements of a coming meat shortage because of the pandemic and that prompted Donald the Orange to issue an EO keeping meat packers open and functioning…..https://lobotero.com/2020/05/01/meat-of-the-subject/
Well because of the virus beef production is down…..
American beef output is down a lot more than plant closures would have you believe — a sign that slowdowns at facilities will continue to keep meat supplies tight even when some production lines reopen.
Cattle slaughter dropped 37% this week from a year ago, U.S. Department of Agriculture data show. That far outstrips the 10% to 15% in capacity that’s been halted with meat plants closed after coronavirus outbreaks among employees. Hog slaughter was down 35%, also topping the shutdown figure of 25% to 30%.
While many plants have stayed open, they’ve still been forced to slow output as producers combat a loss of labor. Social-distancing measures will also likely keep…
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