The Kane County Health Department on Friday ordered a Smithfield meat processing plant in St. Charles to close due to “concerns about COVID-19.” The order temporarily closes the facility to allow the health department to work with the company on “mitigation efforts” and “providing education relative to social distancing and employee safety relative to personal …
IPC has determined that now is the appropriate time to temporarily curtail operations.
"These facility closures will also have severe, perhaps disastrous, repercussions for many in the supply chain, first and foremost our nation's livestock farmers. These farmers have nowhere to send their animals," he wrote. via NPR
The continuing devastation to crops globally is causing food prices to rise, and ultimately will push the troubled global economy over the edge.