I have been seeing accounts about meat processing plants across the US that are shutting down. Ice Age Farmer in his latest post tells the story much better than I can.
I can not speak for anyone else, but I have made the decision to order as much meat as possible in my next few grocery delivery orders. Some stores are already setting limits on meat products.
It is not only the meat industry that is suffering. Vegetable farmers are finding that with the shutting down of schools and restaurants, they no longer have sufficient markets for their produce. Another Ice Age Farmer video uploaded a few days ago discusses this at length.
Today I am canning ham and yams. Last week I canned 16 pints of peas and carrots. I wish I had ordered more foods to be canned.
While our country is being held under house arrest, our farmers are facing the devestating conseqences of a virus. I understand that this virus is serious and people die from it. But I also understand that if we don't do something positive soon, we will not have much of a country left.
Waste Not, Want Not
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