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"The attack also comes at a time of rising meat prices as China increases imports, food costs rise and plants continue to face labor shortages that started during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cyberattack could push U.S. beef prices even higher by tightening supplies, said Brad Lyle, chief financial officer for consultancy Partners for Production Agriculture."
 

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This is changing my perspective on the food system more and more. People in urban areas and supplies to institutions like schools must be way more affected than I am.
 

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It's hard to tell at this point what the effects will be. JBS says most plants will be back online today, with only 2 days of lost production. Some customers will be able to absorb the disruption, some won't. I don't think it lasted long enough to see grocery store price hikes happen, but some fast food chains might find themselves short on burger patties later this week.
 

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I think grocery shopping once a week is pretty common. So most people would probably be okay with a couple days not buying meat.

People here tend to have at least a week or two of meat in the freezer, but I am not sure how common it is with most people.
 
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