“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.”
The country has lost more than half of its pig heard to African swine fever, according to some estimates.
Some countries stockpile grain and petroleum. China has both, plus a national pork reserve.
"I think the psychology has negatively impacted the hog market," one Illinois farmer says.
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