Meat Industry Bracing For Dorian

Hurricane Dorian churns off of Florida’s Atlantic coast. The slow-moving system is expected to be 50 miles offshore tonight then head north toward Georgia and the Carolinas an agriculture region impacted by previous hurricanes in the last couple years.

The strength of the system has been downgraded, but forecasters expect it to remain a category 3 hurricane. Meat packers, like Smithfield Foods, and producers in the path of the storm are prepping for impact. According to, producers are buying generators, boarding up facilities, and managing lagoons. Carolina hog producers were hit hard by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Florence in 2018.