Farm Bureau releases statement on President Trump’s order to keep meat processing plants open


Tuesday, it was reported President Trump would issue an executive order to keep meat processing plants open, which was welcomed news from the American Farm Bureau Federation.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall gave the following statement:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis for American farmers. Farmers and ranchers face the heartbreaking decision to euthanize animals because of plant closures. It’s important for our elected leaders at all levels to understand the critical nature of this crisis....We don’t yet know the details of the President’s actions to address meat packing plant closures but are hopeful it will protect the health and safety of workers while keeping farmers and ranchers in the business of providing food for families across America.”