Easter dinner might cost a little bit more this year. It’s not just the candy. Ham, the prize of the dinnerplate, is also on the uptick, thanks to a surge of demand from China and other export markets.
The U.S. is well positioned to help fill any additional need that China has for pork, said Joe Schuele, U.S. Meat Export Federation, “but we’d be in a lot better position if we weren’t facing a tariff that’s five times higher than everybody else.”
More than 125 pork producers participated in the Spring Legislative Fly-in to talk trade issues with state and national leaders. Four central priorities remain to get the pork industry free access to foreign markets.
“This is a huge decision and one that they didn't come about lightly. I know that many industry experts and leaders have been thinking about this for a very long time,” said Jennifer Shike in an AgDay interview with Clinton Griffiths.