WATCH NOW: Meat industry butchered by COVID-19 in the Midwest

16 May 2020

Chippewa County

It's a living, breathing bottleneck of livestock, choking the Midwest's meat industry.

The food is there — but frustratingly out of reach in some cases — as COVID-19 has closed or slowed production at Midwest meat processing plants, confounding farmers, retail operators and consumers.

A traffic jam of livestock is stalled on farms and ranches as major processing plants spanning Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Indiana struggle to react to the impact of the virus on its workforce.

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