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Clash for clunkers

Sep 16, 2019

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Why China wants to stock more than 200,000 tons of pork

by Jennifer Pak May 30, 2019
Some countries stockpile grain and petroleum. China has both, plus a national pork reserve.
A local meat market in Shanghai is dominated by pork stands. Pork is a staple in the Chinese diet and accounts for 70% of all meat consumed in China.
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Can the government offset the costs of its trade fight?

by Andy Uhler Jul 25, 2018
The Department of Agriculture announced a $12 billion aid package on Tuesday for farmers impacted by U.S. trade disputes. The money would go to pork, soybean and dairy farmers among others who have been slapped with retaliatory tariffs in response…
Hank Keizer selects cattle to bring into the milk barn on his farm June 29, 2005 near Delavan, Wisconsin. The $12 billion aid package would go to dairy, soybean and pork farmers.
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In a U.S.-China trade dispute, Iowa farmers may be the bargaining chips

by Marketplace Staff Apr 5, 2018
With the announced Chinese tariffs on U.S. exports, things are looking pretty tough if you’re a farmer, and more so if you’re a farmer in Iowa. Five of the state’s central agriculture products — soybeans, corn, ethanol, beef and pork…
Trade showdown

China's threatened tariffs on pork are hurting American hog farmers

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Apr 4, 2018
"I think the psychology has negatively impacted the hog market," one Illinois farmer says.
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The Uncertain Hour

This country has a lot of rules, but they're all there for a reason — right?

by Krissy Clark Feb 2, 2018
In which we all learn what "boar taint" means.
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What would happen if China put itself on a diet?

by Jed Kim Jun 21, 2016
The government's new diet guidelines call for cutting meat consumption in half.
Customers select pork at a supermarket in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province.
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Tyson cuts antibiotics in chickens, are hogs next?

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by Sally Herships May 27, 2014
Chicken-producer Pilgrim's Pride makes hostile takeover bid for Hillshire Brands.

Chicken: The relatively cheaper meat

by Blake Farmer May 5, 2014
With beef and pork prices rising, many restaurants push chicken dishes.

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by Kai Ryssdal Apr 18, 2014
Why it's a great time to be a chicken farmer.