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Meat Supply Disruption ~ Food Insecurity ~ Dave Thompson on Primary

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - Bill Even, CEO of the National Pork Board, visits with Lori Walsh of South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s “In The Moment” about the meat supply chain disruption due to the pandemic, and how that has affected producers. ~~~ Employees at meat packing companies have also been affected, but many of those workers have avoided speaking out about the toll of working during the crisis for fear they’d lose their jobs. As Harvest Public Media’s Christina Stella reports, some children of those workers are becoming activists to help address the problems. ~~~ With unemployment and under-employment still high and eviction notices keeping sheriff's deputies busy, food banks are seeing high demand. Joining us with an update on resources for folks in need is Karen Ehrens of Hunger Free ND. ~~~ Dave Thompson joins us for discussion of today's primary.

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