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 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.