Hog farmers face prolonged pain as pandemic gives way to glut

By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 27 (Reuters) – North America’s hog farmers face prolonged pain beyond the COVID-19 pandemic that has interrupted packing plants, as a pig glut in the United States holds prices low and pressures producers to downsize. Many North American hogs had nowhere to go in spring as slaughter plants suspended production due to workers becoming infected with the novel coronavirus. While outbreaks among plant workers subsequently abated, infections recently flared in Maple Leaf Foods’ Brandon, Manitoba plant…BEEF AND DAIRY OPERATIONS ALSO FEEL THE PAIN…I WANT NO A SINGLE ONE TO CLOSE…I JUST WANT ALL OF THEM TO STOP POLLUTING THE LAND…WATER AND AIR..!

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