Trump declares meat packing plants essential businesses, despite concerns from workers

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In some parts of the country, customers are already being asked to limit the quantities of poultry being purchased. Photo credit: Indrid__Cold/CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr

Recent estimates put national beef and pork production at a 65% decrease, journalist H. Claire Brown tells KCRW. Meanwhile, the CDC reports that 3% of the slaughterhouse workforce has tested positive for COVID-19. Claire Brown reports on how the pandemic is affecting farmers, livestock, prices and supply within the meat packing industry in her work for The Counter.

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