Officials with the USDA say concerns over a meat shortage in grocery stores are not due to a lack of supply, but an increase in demand.
Meanwhile, here's local news co-branding the crisis for pork lovers across the metro . . .
Kansas City is famous for its smoked meats, but a meat shortage resulting from COVID-19 outbreaks at processing plants across the Midwest is threatening the protein supply that usually keeps pit masters occupied and customers' bellies full.