2020 Hogs: More Supply, Profitable Prices? Jan 7, 2020

🕔Jan 7, 2020
The USDA’s December Hogs and Pigs report indicates that producers continue to expand, with the December 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs coming in at 77.338 million head, a record for […]

Ag Groups Push Back On California’s Pork Production Requirements Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
Two agriculture groups last week filed a legal challenge to a California law that requires hog producers to abide by certain regulations in order to sell pork in California. The […]

Livestock: New Rule to End Limits on Swine Inspection Line Speeds – DTN Sep 19, 2019

🕔Sep 19, 2019
The Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on Tuesday published a rule in the Federal Register that ends government limits on the speeds that swine go through inspection lines. […]

Livestock: Will Pork Producers Have a Profitable Year? Jul 8, 2019

🕔Jul 8, 2019
The pork outlook started this year on a downbeat, then in March and April markets recognized that African swine fever in China could cause global pork shortages and lean futures […]

China: African Swine Fever Outbreak Worsens – DTN May 31, 2019

🕔May 31, 2019
The impact of China’s African swine fever outbreak has grown, as the disease arrived in one of the country’s largest production areas while pork stockpiles are rapidly falling as well. […]

African Swine Fever – How Are We Keeping It Out of the U.S.? – DTN May 22, 2019

🕔May 22, 2019
A USDA official updated members of Congress on Tuesday about work to keep African swine fever from infecting the U.S. pork industry. Greg Ibach, undersecretary of marketing and regulatory programs […]

Ag Trade: African Swine Fever – Opportunities and Concerns Apr 29, 2019

🕔Apr 29, 2019
News 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 […]

Pork Industry: Some Recovery from Decade Low Prices Jan 7, 2019

🕔Jan 7, 2019
The U.S. pork industry has been expanding the breeding herd and growing since mid-2014. The rate of breeding herd expansion peaked in early 2018 at a 3.5 percent annual growth […]

Livestock: Will Pork Industry Have a Better 2019? Dec 3, 2018

🕔Dec 3, 2018
Pork producers are expected to struggle with hog prices below costs of production through the winter. Record pork production and trade disputes continue to be the near-term drag on prices. […]

Ag Trade: Tariff Disruptions Persist, Talks with China Uncertain Oct 29, 2018

🕔Oct 29, 2018
Recent news items continue to discuss the impacts of trade tariffs on agricultural commodities, including soybeans, dairy products, and pork.  Meanwhile, separate articles have focused on executive branch trade policy […]

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