Ag Trade: African Swine Fever – Opportunities and Concerns

🕔Apr 29, 2019News items continue to highlight the ongoing impacts of African Swine Fever (ASF).  In addition to explaining some of the market effects of the disease, recent articles have also addressed under-reporting […]

Ag Trade: Pork, Soybean Markets Adjust to African Swine Fever

🕔Apr 22, 2019Recent news items have focused on the impacts that African Swine Fever (AFS) in China is having on pork and soybean markets.  Today’s update looks briefly at these issues in […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever – Market Impacts Persist

🕔Apr 15, 2019Articles last week documented some of the recent impacts that African swine fever is having on hog markets, including in the U.S.  Today’s update looks at key points from several […]

World Pork Expo CANCELED – African Swine Fever Fears – DTN

🕔Apr 12, 2019As African swine fever continues to spread across the world — most recently showing up in South Africa — the National Pork Producers Council on Wednesday took the rare step […]

Livestock: African Swine Fever in China Helps U.S. Hog Prices

🕔Mar 29, 2019A Wall Street Journal article Wednesday stated that, “Hog prices have surged in recent weeks on signs that Chinese buyers have turned to the U.S. to make up for the […]

Soybeans: Chinese Companies Want U.S. Beans – DTN

🕔Mar 29, 2019Among the frustrations right now in selling commodities such as soybeans to China is that officials in the country are only allowing government-owned businesses to buy commodities, which is one […]

Net Farm Income Down Almost 50% – Ag. Sec. Perdue Tells House Ag

🕔Feb 28, 2019Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue testified on Wednesday before the House Agriculture Committee at a hearing titled, “The State of the Rural Economy.”  Lawmakers explored a variety of issues in […]

Chinese Pork Under Pressure – DTN

🕔Dec 5, 2018China’s pork industry is in the midst of major structural changes, and the outbreak of African swine fever in the hog herd is creating regional supply and demand imbalances unlike […]

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