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on June 10, 2020

USDA: Meat, poultry plants processing at 95% of capacity

After COVID-19 outbreaks led to the idling at many plants, meat industry is now processing at nearly the same capacity it was at this time in 2019, agriculture agency says

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says the U.S. meat and poultry industry is getting closer to pre-COVID-19 production levels.

In a press release issued on June 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) stated that as of that morning, poultry, beef and pork facilities were operating at more than…

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