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 […]

Food Supply Chain is Breaking; Euthanize Animals Possible – DTN Apr 28, 2020

🕔Apr 28, 2020
The food supply chain is breaking, the chairman of Tyson Foods warned over the weekend amid an increasing clamor for a rapid federal response to restore operations to the country’s […]

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 […]

Livestock: Hog Market Faces More Uncertainty, Volatility Going Forward Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
The USDA’s March Hogs and Pigs report pegs the March 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at 77.6 million head, a record for this quarter and up 4% from a year […]

Ag Trade: Progress with China as COVID-19 Hurdles Impact Markets Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
Reuters writers Andrea Shalal and David Lawder reported this week that, “The United States and China have made progress in implementing the agriculture-related provisions of a Phase 1 trade deal that took effect on […]

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 […]

How Much Of What Will China Buy? They’re Not Sure. – DTN Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
While the U.S. celebrated the signing of the first phase of the U.S.-China trade deal at the White House, Chinese commodity buyers are still confused about their role in how […]

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 […]

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 […]

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