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Indiana Pork Plant Latest COVID-19 Victim

(Logansport, IN) - COVID-19 has temporarily shut down another meat processing plant.   This one is less than a two-hour drive from LaPorte. The Tyson plant in Logansport processes hogs.


It was shut down Wednesday from having more than 100 employees Infected with the virus.

About three million pounds of pork roll out the plant daily. That’s about three percent of all the pork nationwide.


Jim Mintert, an agriculture economist at Purdue University, said several plants are now closed in states like Iowa and South Dakota makes an impact on the nation’s food supply because those operations are huge.


Indiana has at least one other major pork processing plant near Lafayette which is still operating.

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