Missouri hog producer asks consumers to be patient
May 15, 2020 By Julie Harker Filed Under: 2020 Events, COVID-19, Missouri, News
A Midwest hog producer is asking consumers to be patient at the grocery store with higher prices and the need to limit purchases of meat for the time being.
“Just buy what they need. Buy
what they would normally buy. Let’s not go out and over buy. Because that then
means there’s somebody else is coming in the store behind you that maybe doesn’t
Todd Hayes of Missouri tells
Brownfield it’s important consumers understand why prices are going higher and
why it is not the farmer’s fault, “It doesn’t mean that I’m charging more for
my animals or a guy that’s selling cattle doesn’t charge more for his cattle.
Our price is set in a way that – we don’t set our price.”
Hayes says it’s important for
the U.S. to never be in the position of having to import a high percentage of
“The American farmer can produce
it. We’ve just got a little glitch in the system, supply line, as far as the
processing of it.”
Hayes raises hogs in
northeast Missouri and is vice president of Missouri Farm Bureau.
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