COVID-19 amplifies local meat supply chain issues in South Carolina

  • Steven Richards Clemson Cooperative Extension
  • Michael Vassalos Clemson University
Keywords: Supply Chain, Local Meat, Livestock, Consumer Pricing, COVID-19, Pandemic, South Carolina


First paragraph:

Before COVID-19, livestock producers across the U.S. had been complaining to Congress about a lack of meat processing options closer to their farms (Swanson, 2015). Publications used examples of farmers shipping their animals hundreds of miles to be processed (Miles, 2012) and placed the blame on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and industry regulations (Linnekin, 2016). Others have warned that decades of consolidation of meat-processing facilities have left fewer reliable options for livestock farmers, threatening the farm-to-table economy (Shanker, 2017). . . .


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Author Biographies

Steven Richards, Clemson Cooperative Extension

Agribusiness Extension Associate

Michael Vassalos, Clemson University

Associate Professor of Agribusiness

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How to Cite
Richards, S., & Vassalos, M. (2020). COVID-19 amplifies local meat supply chain issues in South Carolina. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 10(1), 191–195.
Commentaries on COVID-19 and the Food System