When outbreaks of COVID-19 at meat processing plants in the U.S. slowed production, American wholesalers and grocery chains turned to foreign beef suppliers. Producers in the small country of Nicaragua were happy to fulfill U.S. demand -- but doing so…
By Nate Halverson, Reveal
The meat industry has historically relied on immigrant labor to do some of the most dangerous jobs in America. Now the pandemic is fueling concerns about possible labor shortages to meet supply demands…
By Stephen Groves and Sophia Tareen, Associated Press
U.S. meat supplies are dwindling due to coronavirus-related production shutdowns. As a result, some stores like Costco and restaurants like Wendy's are limiting sales.
By Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press
Iowa is the largest producer of pork and corn in the U.S. As many meat processing plants shut their doors due to COVID-19, demand for pigs plummeted. The effects have trickled down the supply chain to the farmers who raise…
By Melanie Saltzman, Laura Fong
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