The US meat processing sector continues to be hammered by the coronavirus outbreak. The Smithfield Foods hog processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota announced on Sunday it will close indefinitely as it continues to battle COVID-19. More than 230 employees have now tested positive. The company had announced a temporary closure last week. More than 230 employees have now tested positive.
University of Missouri livestock economist Scott Brown says prolonged shutdowns are his biggest concern right now.