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Given the bare shelves in local stores, recent headlines about meat processing plant closures have only elevated concerns that we could run out of food in parts of the country.
It's true some grocery stores have been struggling with restocking, but this isn't because there's not enough food being made.
It's because supply chains are having trouble adjusting to the major shifts we've seen since early March.
Even Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork processor, recently closing down its Sioux Falls, South Dakota meat processing plant indefinitely, doesn't mean our meat supply will disappear.
The truth is, our food supply remains safe and plentiful.