Ag Trade: China – Opportunities for Pork, Beef; Cotton Hurt by Tariffs

🕔Jul 24, 2019Despite Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork, dynamics associated with the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak have created market opportunities for pork exports to China.  In addition, Chinese beef imports surged […]

China: African Swine Fever Outbreak Worsens – DTN

🕔May 31, 2019The 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. […]

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 […]

Texas Ag Trade: Uncertainty, Low Commodity Prices Weigh on Outlook

🕔Mar 21, 2019It’s not as dire as the farm crisis seen in the 1980s, but ongoing trade uncertainty coupled with low commodity prices and rising interest rates has created challenging times for […]

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 […]

Livestock: Will Pork Industry Have a Better 2019?

🕔Dec 3, 2018Pork 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: Trade War May Be More Than “Short-Term Hiccup”

🕔Oct 22, 2018Recent news articles continue to highlight the impact that the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China is having on the agricultural economy.  Today’s update looks at news items […]

Livestock Markets: Too Much Pork, Tariffs Mean Too Few Buyers

🕔Jul 9, 2018The pork industry appears to be headed for a period of large losses in which excess pork supplies force prices below costs of production. In addition, demand will likely be […]

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