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Monday, June 8, 2020 – Coronavirus concerns disrupt Native meat suppliers


Meat processors are having a hard time getting back to pre-coronavirus production levels because of the potential for large infection outbreaks among their employees. That’s a kink in the system that has implications for Native ranchers, packing plants, and ultimately consumers. The same threat is present for all food industries that rely on humans to keep the system moving, like commercial fishing, poultry farmers, and some grain and vegetable suppliers.


Chris Roper – director of agriculture for the Quapaw Nation

Carly Hofveat (Cherokee citizen) – director of tribal enterprise of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas

Zach Ducheneaux (Cheyenne River Sioux) – executive director of the Intertribal Agriculture Council


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