The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the supply and price of meat in the United States.

In a WATT Poultry Chat interview, Thomas Elam, president of FarmEcon LLC, reviewed the results of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's May 2020 meat price report. Prices for beef, pork and chicken were up notably due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 on the supply chain and on consumer demand. 


Due to a record increase of 23% in choice beef cut prices during the month, Elam expects more affordable chicken products will supplant other meats this summer. 

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