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“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 ripple effect of recent plant closures is still being assessed.
African swine fever has devastated the pig population in the country, where pork is a staple. It's not just food prices that are going up.
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.
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 to President Donald Trump’s tariffs on foreign goods. But how much can the government do […]
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 — would be hit if the tariffs go into effect. And that’s a big deal […]
"I think the psychology has negatively impacted the hog market," one Illinois farmer says.
In which we all learn what "boar taint" means.
The government's new diet guidelines call for cutting meat consumption in half.