"We're wondering what this next crop year brings," said Brian Duncan. "But farmers are price takers, and that puts us in a really tough spot."
“It's a pretty tumultuous time,” said Brian Duncan, vice president of the Illinois Farm Bureau. “We're trying to hang on to some profits.”
COVID-19 killed demand for many farm products. But with vaccine rollouts and consumers venturing out again, will that turn around?
China imposed tariffs on U.S. pork in April. Every day, "I'm afraid we're one step closer down the road to a trade war," one farmer says.
"I think the psychology has negatively impacted the hog market," one Illinois farmer says.