Market News


Economists Forecast Hog Prices

Oct 01, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
Agricultural economists shared their forecast prices for the next several quarters following the Sept. 27 announcement of the September 2018 Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report in a teleconference funded by the Pork Checkoff.

Where Will All The Pork Go?

Sep 27, 2018 by Jennifer Shike
The numbers came in as economists expected in the September Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report. According to USDA’s inventory of all hogs and pigs on Sept. 1, 2018, total inventory was 75.5 million, up 3% from a year ago.

Inside the Tariff Relief Numbers for Pork

Aug 28, 2018 by Sara Brown
While grain farmers questioned USDA’s relief pricing, the $8/head payment was determined by USDA economic models. About 6% of the overall expenditures in the market building programs will go to the pork industry.