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Why pandemic supply chain issues are a problem for Idaho hunters

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Madelyn Beck
Mountain West News Bureau
Northwest Premium Meats in Nampa has seen a big increase in customer demands during the pandemic.

The pandemic slowed food supply lines across the country as workers at major meat processing plants got sick. That meant more ranchers were turning to local butchers for processing, and consumers were turning to them for meat.

Idaho Matters talks with Mountain West News Bureau reporter Madelyn Beck to learn how meat processing plants are doing now, and what that means for local hunters.

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!