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on April 28, 2020

Trump executive order to keep processing plants running

Under order, USDA is directed to ensure meat and poultry plants continue uninterrupted operations ‘to the maximum extent possible’

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order delegating authority under the Defense Production Act (DPA) of 1950 to keep meat and poultry plants operating amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the order, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is directed to ensure meat and poultry processors continue operations uninterrupted to…

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