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Meat Was Once in Short Supply Amid Pandemic. Now, It’s on Sale. – The Wall Street Journal

September 20, 2020

Meat prices are falling at grocery stores as last spring’s shortages fade and livestock clog farms, benefiting consumers but hurting meatpackers and farmers already hit by Covid-19 disruptions.

Prices for ground beef and pork loins have returned to pre-pandemic levels, after surging as Covid-19 sickened meat-plant workers and forced shutdowns. Some products, including chicken wings and prime rib, are cheaper now than they were before the pandemic began, according to data from Nielsen.

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