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Meat shortage 2020: Coronavirus has led Smithfield, other plants to close, farmers to dump milk

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If you are a meat lover, you may soon have to find it outside of the grocery store. Business Insider reports that the US may see a meat shortage in grocery stores soon. A lot of meat processing plants are being forced to close, because of workers contracting COVID-19. While grocery stores may soon...

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