The meat market in the United States is closing.
As of 11:00 am ET on Wednesday, it is down more than 40% from the same time a year ago.
The market was closed on Monday due to a meat recall.
It’s been closed for almost two weeks now.
The meat industry in the U.S. has experienced a dramatic decline in the past decade.
The industry’s share of the U-S.
economy is now below 20%.
The meat and poultry industry is the second-largest single sector of the US economy, with annual revenues of more than $3 trillion.
A number of meat processing plants have closed.
The USDA has announced it is looking at closing all of its slaughterhouses, which is a significant move considering how many animals are being slaughtered.
The slaughterhouse industry is now a huge business, and one that has largely been run by a handful of corporations.
The US meat industry is responsible for about one-third of all US meat produced.