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Trump appeals to the Defense Production Act to keep meat processing plants open

April 29, 2020

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has relied on the Defense Production Act to sign an implementing regulation requiring meat processing plants to remain open.

“I think we’re going to sign an executive order today that will resolve all liability issues,” Trump said during a meeting with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, CNN.

Trump’s job comes after some companies like Tyson Foods consider keeping only 20 percent of their facilities open. As a result, the vast majority of meat processing companies could have closed, which would have reduced the country’s capacity in this regard by up to 80 percent.

Trump appeals to the Defense Production Act to keep meat processing plants openTrump appeals to the Defense Production Act to keep meat processing plants open

With the signing of the contract, the US President has included meat processing plants in the critical infrastructure of the United States.

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