The swine industry is becoming increasingly data-centric, with multitudes of new data points generated daily in all sectors of the pork supply chain. Caleb Grohmann shares his thoughts on what's ahead.
China's long-awaited live hog futures contract is almost ready, offering a vital hedging tool for the world's largest pork industry, which has been roiled by an ASF outbreak that devastated herds and sent prices soaring.
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Pork producers are in a serious crisis and need a lifeline, Sens. Tina Smith (D-MN), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) urged Congress in a letter requesting financial aid in the next COVID-19 relief package.
U.S. hog futures rose on Monday on signs of improving demand for pork products and optimism about export demand from China as the Asian country struggles with renewed outbreaks of a hog disease, traders said.
Before April, few could imagine a supply chain shock where U.S. pork production could fall by nearly half yet climb back above prior-year levels two months later, says Will Sawyer of CoBank Knowledge Exchange.
Outbreaks of deadly ASF are surging in some parts of southern China following heavy rains, analysts and industry sources said, in what could be a big setback for Beijing's goal of replenishing pork supplies.
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