USDA says American meat consumption could drop 4 percent


American meat consumption could drop as much as 4 percent this year, which would be about 10 pounds per person.

The USDA prediction sits at 217.1 pounds for 2020, while previous estimates said that people would eat 227.4 pounds over the course of the year. In 2019, it was 224.3 pounds per capita, making 2020 likely to be the end of a five-year rise in American meat consumption.

In an effort to keep retail prices affordable and to support the industry, Tyson Foods will discount some beef products through Saturday.

Reports show consumers should see 20-30 percent off the regular prices on couch, round roasts, and ground beef products.

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