Concerns rise about meat supply and demand

Smithfield Foods has closed a major pork processing facility in South Dakota causing concern about meat supplies and possible shortages among consumers, industry professionals and political pundits.

An economist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System said consumers should think about the industry as a whole and the long-term logistics of moving not only meat supplies but also all food in the United States.

Supply Chain Challenges

“While the closing of the South Dakota plant as well as others around the nation is significant, it does not threaten the nation’s protein supplies long term w...

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