From Farm to Your Plate

Posted: June 18, 2020

Have you noticed changes in the food available at your grocery store? The COVID-crisis has impacted the supply of many foods. This has resulted in unavailability of some of your favorite brands, product shortages and even price changes from paper towels to meat.

There are many steps in the food supply chain – from the farm to the processor to the store and to your plate.

Animal protein is one of the most important ingredients in our diet. Meat production is the largest segment of U.S. agriculture.

How much meat do we eat every year?

Chicken – 42 billion pounds

Beef – 26 billion pounds

Pork – 25 billion pounds