The North Carolina Pork Council issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order intended to keep meat processing plants open:
“This decisive action has saved countless family farms in North Carolina, while ensuring that health and safety in the workplace remains vital for employees in our essential processing facilities. Our farmers know that difficult days are ahead. The ongoing and severe impacts of the virus remain. We are grateful for actions that have, without question, prevented an entire collapse of the farm economy and this ensures our food supply remains accessible by every American.”