Choice boxed beef sets record
Tyson Foods releases full-page ad in the New York Times
- Warning people that the food supply chain is breaking.
- Tyson roughly employs 100,000 workers
- Tyson closed it’s pork plants in Waterloo, IA and Logansport, IN so workers could be tested.
- Pork processing plants have been hit incredibly hard since Covid-19; 3 of the largest going offline indefinitely.
- JBS Pork Processing in Worthington, MN
- Smithfield Foods in Sioux Falls, SD
- Tyson Plant in Waterloo, IA
- These plants combine to make up 15% of pork production.
South Dakota’s Gov. Kristi Noem, plans to reopen Smithfield Foods ‘in a matter of days’
- Noem stated in an interview with Foxs’ Ed Henry, Noem claimed that she thinks the plant can open back up within a few days.
- Over 800 people at Smithfield Foods plant in Sioux Falls, SD have tested positive for Covid-19. This makes the plant the largest hotbed for the virus in all of the United States.
- Noem has yet to issues a statewide stay-at-home order. SD is one of the five holdout states; Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota.
JBS closes its Green Bay, WS plant
- Employs 1,200 people. Linked to 189 cases of the illness.
- JBS will continue to pay it’s employees while the plant is closed down.