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May 20, 2020

Sonny Perdue issues letters to governors, meat industry stakeholders regarding Trump’s executive order

US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently sent two letters to governors and meat and poultry stakeholders regarding the “clear expectations for the implementation of President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order signed last week.” Trump issued an executive order on April 28, citing the Defense Production Act, to keep meat processing plants open to hold off possible shortages of beef, pork, chicken and other meats. In the letters, Perdue implored companies follow the new interim CDC and OSHA guidelines for US meat production plants during the COVID-19 pandemic issued on April 26.  Read more