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USDA outlines expectations for meat processors

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sends letters to governors, industry stakeholders regarding Trump executive order that keeps processing plants open
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue sent letters on May 5 to state governors and meat industry stakeholders to “establish expectations for the implementation” of President Donald Trump’s executive order directing meat processing facilities to stay open during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Tyson Fresh Meats returning 2 plants to production

Pork plant in Waterloo, Iowa, and beef plant in Pasco, Washington, resuming limited production
Operations are set to resume at Tyson Fresh Meats’ plants in Waterloo, Iowa, and Pasco, Washington, the company announced in separate press releases.
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Mark Kliensmith Lubing

VIDEO: COVID-19 impacts cage-free transition, egg industry

COVID-19 has led to serious changes in various ag markets, including egg, with food service and further processing particularly struggling.
Mark Kleinsmith, national sales manager with Lubing Systems, spoke about the current egg industry and how COVID-19 will only add to the already challenging shift to cage-free production.
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