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    Livestock: How Has COVID-19 Affected U.S. Pork Exports? May 19, 2020

    🕔May 19, 2020
    Yesterday, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released its monthly Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, which included updated information regarding U.S. pork exports.  Illinois is a leading pork producing State. In part, the ERS […]

    Livestock: Calls for Aid to Pork Farmers – DTN May 15, 2020

    🕔May 15, 2020
    Members of Congress are turning different directions to try to provide some indemnity for pork producers forced to depopulate their herds. A bipartisan group of 14 senators on Monday sent […]

    Livestock: Pork Farmers Still Face Logjam – DTN May 12, 2020

    🕔May 12, 2020
    Minnesota hog farmer Chad Lubben, 27, is offering hogs for sale on Facebook and Craigslist, and he is getting takers from all over the country. Lubben told DTN he thinks […]

    Coronavirus: Pork Plant Capacity Dropping – DTN Apr 23, 2020

    🕔Apr 23, 2020
    Pork producers are facing a growing logistical nightmare for market-ready hogs as pork plants continue to idle due to coronavirus outbreaks among workers. The pork industry in the Midwest has […]

    Livestock: COVID-19 Hits Packing Plants – DTN Apr 9, 2020

    🕔Apr 9, 2020
    Coronavirus cases are increasingly affecting the meatpacking industry as both a beef and pork plant in Iowa were closed this week because of positive cases. Tyson Foods announced a pork […]

    Corona Virus Raises Stark Questions About USDA Feeding Programs – DTN Mar 11, 2020

    🕔Mar 11, 2020
    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told the congressional Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday that the Agriculture Department will do what it can to make sure people get food during the coronavirus […]

    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 […]

    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. […]

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