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Coronavirus hits meat plant workers hard

The Washington Post 05/25/2020

More than 11,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus have been tied to meat processing plants operated by JBS, Smithfield Foods and Tyson Foods. The number of workers at Tyson plants has grown from fewer than 1,600 cases less than a month ago to more than 7,000, according to a Washington Post analysis. A study from CoBank earlier this month warned that meat supplies in grocery stores could shrink as much as 35 percent and prices could rise 20 percent. The effects are expected to become “more acute later this year.”

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