Ag Trade: China’s Ban of German Pork Could Impact U.S. Exports Sep 22, 2020

🕔Sep 22, 2020
Bloomberg News reported last week that, “China’s ban on German pork is set to cement the U.S. as the top overseas supplier of the nation’s staple meat. “An outbreak of African swine fever in […]

Ag Trade: China, South Korea Ban German Pork Due to African Swine Fever Sep 14, 2020

🕔Sep 14, 2020
Late last week, Bloomberg writers Megan Durisin, Brian Parkin, and Isis Almeida reported that, “A deadly pig disease has materialized in Germany for the first time, threatening to hammer exports from Europe’s […]

Ag Trade: USDA Forecasts U.S. Exports Up $5.5 Billion for 2021 Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
On Wednesday, the USDA released its Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade, a quarterly report from the Department’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and Economic Research Service (ERS).  Today’s update includes highlights from […]

COVID-19: Tyson Discloses Extra Costs Triggered By Pandemic – DTN Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Tyson Foods saw its third-quarter net income fall because of COVID-19 as the company reported $340 million in related costs tied to the coronavirus. But Tyson still beat analysts’ expectations […]

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 […]

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