For farmers, it's not just today's inflation that matters. It's next year's too.

Jul 27, 2022
"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."
Brian Duncan at his farm in Polo, Illinois. "We have some opportunities right now," he says. "Prices are good. The challenge we have is how to keep costs in line."
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Hog farmers brace for "tumultuous" time amid rebounding pork demand

“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.”
U.S. hog farmers said they’re competing with a recovering Chinese hog industry while also handling regional droughts affecting feed production and meatpacking plant slowdowns.
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Agriculture is counting on pent-up demand for its recovery

Feb 25, 2021
COVID-19 killed demand for many farm products. But with vaccine rollouts and consumers venturing out again, will that turn around?
A farmer plants soybeans near Dwight, Illinois.
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Tyson cuts antibiotics in chickens, are hogs next?

Apr 28, 2015
Eliminating routine antibiotic use is most challenging in cattle

High prices: When pigs fly

Dec 26, 2013
It's been a busy year in the hog market and pork prices are way up.

Hog farmers hope shutdown ends before pigs fly

Oct 8, 2013
A look at how a hog farmer in Illinois is being affected by the gridlock in Washington.

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