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Posted By: Imright, 4/29/2020 12:03:19 PM

President Donald Trump on Tuesday will sign an executive order declaring meat processing plants critical infrastructure, he confirmed at the White House on Tuesday. “We are, we’re going to sign an executive order today,” Trump said when asked about the report from Bloomberg News about his forthcoming order.The president will use his authority under the Defense Production Act to enforce the order, a person familiar with the upcoming order confirmed to Breitbart News. Trump plans to use the Defense Production Act to order the companies to stay open but will also provide protective gear for employees as well as guidance for how to keep their companies safe to operate.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Krause 4/29/2020 12:09:39 PM (No. 395461)
Heard of NPR this morning that those plants shouldn't be open because no one should eat red meat as it causes global warming.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rather Read 4/29/2020 12:15:48 PM (No. 395471)
#1, he can eat kale. I am happy the president has taken this step because I am a happy, healthy meat eater and wish to stay that way.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: droopydog 4/29/2020 12:35:52 PM (No. 395488)
I think some of this new "crisis" was the fact that President Trump shut down the borders, their primary source of cheap labor.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0 4/29/2020 12:39:20 PM (No. 395491)
American meats, though. I hope he will stress the continued marking of ''Country of Origin'' on all the foreign meats coming in. Why EVER would be allow meat from China or the far east?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDConservative 4/29/2020 12:44:26 PM (No. 395495)
Right. "Trump plans to use the Defense Production Act to order the companies to stay open but will also provide protective gear for employees as well as guidance for how to keep their companies safe to operate." I hope Don, Jr. and Jared know how to dress hogs and beef. And let's not mention that the Defense Production Act has no validity in this case. We're not at war, nor engaged in any meaningful conflict. I haven't heard of any food shortages among our military. But, that hasn't mattered in the past. Let's expropriate private property. Wait for the next Obama Administration to misuse this law...or judge to misapply a law...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 4/29/2020 12:50:50 PM (No. 395504)
I heard about the plant in Souix Falls SD where many workers either tested positive for Covid or (wait for it . . .) actually displayed symptoms!! Did any of them die? Can we please stop being terrified?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1 4/29/2020 12:56:20 PM (No. 395513)
#5, as a hunter, I expect Don Jr. does, or could figure it out pretty quick. But for Kushner, he always struck me as a slick, city boy, so maybe not.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Zarin 4/29/2020 1:07:09 PM (No. 395524)
A few farmers around SW Ohio have been able to sell their excess 'whole cows' to local citizens who have enough freezer space. Most of the small packers are long gone - but there are still tiny backyard operations which work during deer season. They can slaughter and process - as many have a bigger cooler. As to the cattle themselves - they can be turned out onto grass - if you got the room - they would do OK. What to do with the hogs which have been living in luxury on small farms? And the piglets waiting for a home? You cannot turn them out into the field! Nor can the chickens be let loose.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: GoodDeal 4/29/2020 1:11:22 PM (No. 395527)
I’ve heard reports that animals are being put down and buried because they can not get to market. PETA where are you! This is totally unacceptable. Good job opening these plants back up!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MattMusson 4/29/2020 1:14:53 PM (No. 395531)
In a meat dis-assembly line - the carcass moves down a conveyor line from station to station. At each spot, someone standing there is usually making a specific cut or removing a specific piece. One major issue is reconfiguring those lines so everyone is 6 feet apart. And, making sure that blood does not spatter from one spot to the next.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Krause 4/29/2020 1:20:00 PM (No. 395540)
The Chinese virus was a convenient opportunity for the left to jump on and keep the Obama DOJ/FBI/CIA coup going. They’re all dirty.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: OK state mom 4/29/2020 1:26:52 PM (No. 395546)
Now is the time to be locating your mom and pop processor/grocer. Fortunate to have two within an hour drive from my house. One delivers to the door. The other has been in business with the same family since 1927 in Muenster, Tx. They raise their own cattle, process it at their own plant and then sell it in their own grocery store. It is a walk back into the 70's when you go in there. Planning a trip this weekend.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: EQKimball 4/29/2020 1:37:45 PM (No. 395556)
To avoid another political firestorm, the order should state at the outset, “In consultation with (name of federal agency(s))...”.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: girlhowdy 4/29/2020 1:55:00 PM (No. 395564)
The Smithfield meat plant in SD in China-owned. I have heard they own more in US. And they are using the lowest legal immigrant labor. For this they get special US subsidies now? There are plenty of flag-waving conservatives who do not eat meat for health reasons. But now we have health and nutrition experts who say that the origin of all infectious diseases is domesticated animals and bad/filthy production practices. Dr. Greger in 2008 gave talk called Pandemics-A History. See his website called Nutrition Facts. And 2020 had only proven him right. But if you are risking meat, locally raised and butchered is the way to go.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby 4/29/2020 2:00:36 PM (No. 395566)
We must keep in mind that two investors own a big part in the plant based meat products. They are ready to take over these plants and produce and force this stuff on the public. One of the products is Heme, that got it's start with donations (not money but product) from Planned Parenthood. These two investors are known as Bill Gates and Richard Branson.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 4/29/2020 2:42:03 PM (No. 395585)
Yep, so damned critical that we have to let in illegal Mexicans and other aliens to work in them. 🙄 The four sparsely populated Kansas counties with huge meat packing factories are the primary place where the disease is growing in Kansas now. Another "benefit" of thousands of illegal alien workers in your county. My county of 600K people has had one or zero new hospitalizations per day for the last 10 days. Total in hospital less than 30 for 11 days. One new case found yesterday. One out of 600,000 people, yet our restaurants are closed. Stop it!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: TXknitter 4/29/2020 3:10:41 PM (No. 395607)
Yes #12, you are right and wherever we have lived in the American West, there were those type of many decades old old timey butcher shops. I love those places ! My ranching friends in Montana, Wyoming and Ozarks all raise top quality grass-fed beef and sell it to so many that most locals are not dependent on grocery stores anyway for meat and never have been! Texas ranchers need to start pressing our Congressmen and Senators. The bill demanding origin of all meat needs to be publicly fought for by these guys. Yes, the Pelosi-run House killed it last year. However, big beef lobby keeps a lot of Republicans no more pro-labelling than they have to be. Its time for Texas ranchers to take a firm stand and demand our representatives stop being so quiet about helping us now.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TJ54 4/29/2020 4:27:45 PM (No. 395657)
Libtards hardest hit.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: planetgeo 4/29/2020 4:47:37 PM (No. 395667)
In my opinion (and the opinion of every guy I know) bacon should be classified as a strategic resource. There should also be a strategic stockpile of it. And to just make sure no enemy tries to interrupt that supply, any meatpacking plant preparing bacon should be guarded by U.S. Marines 24x7.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 4/29/2020 5:08:57 PM (No. 395670)
Maybe a new label for meat? "Packed by illegal aliens in the USA"
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chuzzles 4/29/2020 7:50:30 PM (No. 395805)
Excellent news. Attacks by the Left on our food supply chain should not be tolerated.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chuzzles 4/29/2020 7:55:17 PM (No. 395808)
To an earlier poster, put on your thinking cap for a change. How is protecting our nation's food suppliers somehow intruding on private property? National Interests include the stability of our food. SMH As long as the Left is using any and all means to damage a legally elected president, I don't know of anyone who can say with a straight face that we are not in a war with the Left. They have tried to overthrow our president since the transition period, and anyone who thinks otherwise is a naive and blinkered fool. This is a fight of good vs evil, and we need to support Trump, not mock him for shutting down new avenues of attack from the Left.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: RuckusTom 4/29/2020 10:17:54 PM (No. 395879)
About time. There's a major bottleneck. It one thing to raise a bunch of cows, pig or chickens. It's another to get them slaughtered and processed.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: bighambone 4/29/2020 11:16:26 PM (No. 395902)
In reality up to half the workers in a lot of meat processing plants are illegal aliens who were able to get hired by presenting either counterfeit or someone else’s identification and work authorization documents to employers. Large numbers of those single male illegal alien workers in those meat packing towns live together in rundown apartments, buildings, garages, and house trailers, sometimes six to eight illegal aliens in two bedroom apartments and trailers. While packed densely together in very unhealthy and unhygienic conditions, those illegal aliens are naturals to catch the highly contagious corona virus and once infected, can easily carry the virus into the meat packing plants and infect a large percentage of the entire workforce. Causing the plant to shutdown. While out of work those illegal aliens travel from meat packing town to meat packing town infecting an entire region. While President Trump is trying to keep the meat packing plants open under provisions of the Defense Production Act, it looks like the Democrat supporting labor unions are instructing many packing plant workers to refuse to report for work, using the excuse that it is too dangerous, even though Trump has said that the Federal Government will provide the workers with effective personal protective equipment. In past hard times there would have been an exodus of illegal alien workers returning home across the Mexican border, but not this time, as those illegal aliens are now using easily obtained either counterfeit or someone else’s identification documents and can easily fraudulently obtain government paid out economic impact payouts and unemployment benefits. Not all illegal aliens are single males, in those communities today, many are married to female illegal aliens, some of who are employed by area commercial cleaning companies, and once infected with the corona virus carry it into all sorts of workplaces, hospitals, long-term care facilities and nursing homes infecting very vulnerable people in those establishments. That’s just the way it is!
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