African Swine Flu: USDA Details Action Plan If It’s Detected Here – DTN Mar 10, 2020

🕔Mar 10, 2020
The Agriculture Department would stop the movement of all swine for 72 hours if there is a detection of the African swine fever (ASF) in the United States, Agriculture Undersecretary […]

USDA Trade, Commodity Outlook – Report Highlights Feb 24, 2020

🕔Feb 24, 2020
Following this month’s release of the USDA’s Long-Term Projections, on Thursday, the Department released its quarterly Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.  This update provided an overview of agricultural trade based on the […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever Continues to Propel “Profound” Market Changes Jan 14, 2020

🕔Jan 14, 2020
Last week, Financial Times writers Emiko Terazono, Andres Schipani and Jamie Smyth reported that, “China’s African swine fever epidemic has dramatically reshaped the global meat market and its trade patterns in the 18 months since the […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever – An “Unprecedented Impact” in the Year of the Pig Dec 20, 2019

🕔Dec 20, 2019
News articles continue to point to various market disruptions caused by the ongoing African Swine Fever [ASF] outbreak in Asia and beyond.  Today’s update looks at a few of these […]

Ag Trade: African Swine Fever Roils Markets, Food Price Concerns Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
Bloomberg News reported last week that, “China’s hog population has stopped shrinking and is starting to rise, after months of decline because of African swine fever, and the recovery should […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever Continues to Impact U.S. Pork, World Protein Markets Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
Earlier this month, in its monthly Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) explained that, “U.S. trade data through September indicate that in the first three quarters […]

China “Scouring the World for Meat” as African Swine Fever Impacts Protein Markets Nov 11, 2019

🕔Nov 11, 2019
Bloomberg News reported last week that, “Tang Jie, who works on a pig farm, says he used to get pork from the wet market near his home every day. But […]

China Pork Shortage Overrides Tariffs – DTN Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019
The pork shortage in China caused by African swine fever continues to overcome high import tariffs for U.S. pork heading to the Chinese market. Dan Halstrom, president and CEO of […]

USDA Chiefs Rally for US-Mexico-Canada Agreement – DTN Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019
At least part of China’s trade team negotiating in Washington, D.C., this week will take some time to visit U.S. farms, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue confirmed Thursday. Perdue was asked […]

Trade Tensions Simmer; China Purchases U.S. Farm Goods Sep 16, 2019

🕔Sep 16, 2019
On Thursday, Wall Street Journal writers Lingling Wei, Chao Deng and Josh Zumbrun reported that, “China is looking to narrow the scope of its negotiations with the U.S. to only trade matters, seeking […]

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