When Kent Bang thinks about the pork industry and all it has been through in the past year and continues to suffer through, he believes three traits describe how people in the pork industry feel right now.
The first half of 2020 has been extraordinary for pork exports. Depending on how you measure it, exports are up 30% to 40% -- a record pace for 2020. The challenge? Not all producers are seeing the value of exports.
China’s huge protein gap is no secret, but it won’t last forever as the country works to rebuild its pig herd and become more self-sufficient. As China’s need for imports decrease, where will that leave the U.S.?
China's ban on imports from Germany, its third largest supplier, comes as the world's top meat buyer faces a pork shortage of its own caused by a massive decline in hog numbers due to African swine fever.