Donald Trump is taking action to stop food shortages that one GOP Congressman warns are coming soon

Disruptions in America’s food supply were virtually inevitable with a prolonged lockdown over the coronavirus.

And now reports are coming in of farmers destroying crops because no one is there to take them.

But now Donald Trump is taking action to stop food shortages that one GOP Congressman warns are coming soon.

The coronavirus is still spreading across the nations and top leaders at the federal and state levels are working to try and balance personal liberties and personal safety.

Unfortunately, most politicians are using the Chinese virus as an opportunity to clamp down on liberty and rip up the Constitution in the name of “public health.”

Stay at home orders, forced business closings, and limits on how many people can gather in one place have put a real hurt on America’s small businesses.

One area of the economy that has not been hurt by the shutdowns is internet marketplaces such as Amazon. Its no wonder why many of the tech big wigs remain in favor of lockdowns.

However, if Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) is right, even the online giants may be singing a different tune soon.

Because if Massie is correct, a huge disruption in the supply chain is occurring as we speak, and it will begin effecting the online giants too. They can’t deliver what they don’t have.

Massie warned, “We are weeks, not months, away from farmers euthanizing animals that would have been sold for meat/food. Also, fruits and vegetables are going to rot in the fields. A drastic change in policy this week could ameliorate this inevitability.”

And as if to prove Massie’s point, news reports are coming in showing that some farmers have already started this process.

Meat processing plants seem to be shutting down at a rapid pace.

Smithfield Foods announced one of their major pork manufacturing plants in South Dakota was shut down “indefinitely” after more than 200 of its employees contracted coronavirus. Before the shut down, this plant employed some 3,700 people.

This facility’s output represents as much as 5% of U.S. pork production, supplying more 130 million servings of food a week. Over 550 independent farmers supplied the plant.

And as this article was being written, Smithfield announced the closing of two more plants.

But that is small compared to what The New York Times reports is happening:

“In Wisconsin and Ohio, farmers are dumping thousands of gallons of fresh milk into lagoons and manure pits. An Idaho farmer has dug huge ditches to bury 1 million pounds of onions. And in South Florida, a region that supplies much of the Eastern half of the United States with produce, tractors are crisscrossing bean and cabbage fields, plowing perfectly ripe vegetables back into the soil.”

These farmers are being forced to destroy tens of millions of pounds of fresh food that they can no longer sell.

This is in large part due to the closure of restaurants, hotels, and schools around the country leaving some farmers with no buyers for more than half their crops.

And this situation is only getting worse. Massie is likely very correct in his predictions and if it comes to that, things could get real nasty, real fast.

Hopefully the recent moves by President Trump to start reopening the nation’s economy will help stave off this scenario.

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18 Responses

  1. Will Penny says:

    You damn right you better be concrened , because it’s coming , courteous of the Commie Liberals . NOW , Take a wild guess , as to whom is going to get there butts kicked , for such a Dirty Deed . An that’s coming from your , True RED WHITE and BLUE AMERICA PEOPLE. , SO STAND FAST , because we will Kick some Butt . You’d best be praying n hoping this all ends soon , all you liberal simpletons. We’ve had enough of your BS . Yes indeed.

  2. QED says:

    You are a conspiracy nut, Shirley, but have lots of company among Trump and his supporters. You know, the Japanese focus on fixing the problem, whereas we seem to focus on “fixing the blame.” One thing that is clear about conservatives, is they are like Trump, never accept any of the blame and always look to blame others, no matter if it makes no sense.

  3. Shirley says:

    Call me a conspiracy theorist but after I saw what the corrupt Dems did with the Russia hoax, Ukraine hoax, Kavanaugh Hoax, prosecuting Republicans and ruining their lives, using the CIA, FBI and NSA against American Citizens and especially Republicans I think we need an investigation as to how this China mess got started. I personally think the Dems would do anything to get rid of Trump and at all costs. They are losing lots of pay to play $$$ which influenced decisions as to why this Nation got into such a mess. Until Trump.

  4. Terry says:

    Seems as tho, as the army Corp of engineers can help build quick makeshift hospitals, so too, they can help farmers out, with more storage facilities to store the grain and produce crops, for processing later, and maybe also temporary refrigerated food lockers for lslaughtered ivestock storage of meat for later processing as well,.. Milk? Got to be a way to keep marketing it, or storing it??

  5. Nick Byrne says:

    H Lee is absolutely correct. Our government is trying to take our country into Communism; a path of total destruction. Wake up before it’s too late.

  6. Luna Buns says:

    Oh there got to be a way to get food to people who will need it worldwide to avoid this nightmare from happening. This is a scary nightmare of food shortages Happening around the world. There got to be a way around for farms to get food to stores and other places again around this virus crisis happening around the world.

  7. Verna says:

    I believe he has a point about our food supply. I noticed online looking at fields of vegetables piled up and left to rot. First our milk supply, then vegetables and now our meat plants! If resturants could find away to open and still go by safe distancing would be better than nothing. Is this the end of the world?

  8. John says:

    I support Trump but am not pleased with his tweets and nasty comments- grow up and act your age

  9. Paul says:

    Doin’ the best he can . . . after all, we all understand that the President is not a King. And that, most of the time, he is shackled by the whims of Pelosi and AOC! Other than Judges, there is not much more he can accomplish by Exec Order. We have got to provide President Trump with a SOLID majority in both Houses of Congress!

  10. There MUST be a concerned SENATOR who understands what this WHOLE COVD 19 SCHEME is ,why & how it was CREATED, then why & by what group of schemers it was continued!!! It has CREATED the HAVOC & DISMAY & UNFORTUNATE DEATH in many Countries !!! Most concerned I am about OUR U.S.A. !!! This MUST be LOOKED into without DELAY !!! The TIMEING was to CONVENIENT & in attempts to be most DAMAGEING to specific POLITICAL GROUPS ,, but it got OUT OF CONTROL & is ending up DAMAGEING that POLITICAL GROUP who’s HATE has caught them RED HANDED !!!

  11. Patriotson says:

    Agriculture labor reports are no longer used in reporting viability of economy. As agriculture goes so goes the nation.

  12. William Workman says:

    Time to Nationalize Foreign Owned Food Producing Plants. As a National Security Measure. They then can be auctioned off to a Domestic Buyer. Use the monies to repay our State and Federal Funds.

  13. H Lee says:

    The press and government continue to try to manipulate public opinion toward a specifice goal. a goal that favors a specific target. The economics law of supply and demand does not change over night, A nation consuming, and a world consuming an determined amount of food will not change over a period of weeks or months or even a year or two. What farmers are producing is still needed. The issue is governments’s influence and interruption in the supply chain. No one to pick the tomatoes, no one to carry them to market, no tomatoes at the market, the usual customer goes with out. The children have to do with out the milk while the farmer pours it out onto the ground. Why ? Answer is obvious: Government!!! police! governors! mayors! local police chief. The crop is in the field. People wanting to pick it. Truckers wanting to haul it. Grocers wanting to sell it. Public wanting to buy it. Why isn’t it happening? Government!

  14. A S K says:

    China owns Smithfield foods. We got to change that in tax laws. I fear what China can do without strong leadership that only Donald Trump has had, weakest, in the last twenty five years, but Trump is stronger as a leader than we have ever had.

  15. Will Triebel says:

    Mass starvation, joblessness, dependency on an oppressive government…just the kind of dystopian nightmare the fascist left has been pushing for years, eh? It’s time to get them all out of government, by any means necessary, if it comes down to it.

  16. John P Walsh says:

    The thing the writer failed to report is the fact that the plants, including the closed Nathans, are owned by the Chinese. Interesting……….

  17. Lisa says:

    Liberals must make up the 4% that aren’t concerned about the food supply only they would be that stupid.

  18. FluffyPillowFive says:

    This should make AOC very happy because she wanted to eliminate meat with here green new deal.
    Too many Americans eat too many hamburgers she said. Time for our government to impose restrictions on certain kinds of food.

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