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Pork Processing Capacity Is Down 40% — And Economists Worry About The Long-Term Effects

Experts say meatpacking plant closures have already reduced the country’s pork production by 25%. The consequence is a likely shortage of pork for consumers and a glut of hogs on the other side of the supply chain.

Economist Steve Meyer joins host Tonya Mosley to discuss the ramifications.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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