President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at addressing concerns about meat shortages.


The order invokes the Defense Production Act to ensure beef, pork, poultry, and eggplants keep running.

“It is important that processors of beef, pork, and poultry (“meat and poultry”) in the food supply chain continue operating and fulfilling orders to ensure a continued supply of protein for Americans,” the order reads. “However, outbreaks of COVID-19 among workers at some processing facilities have led to the reduction in some of those facilities’ production capacity.


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