Francis Forst, outgoing chairman of the Missouri Pork Association, presented the Outstanding Legislator Award to Representative John Wiemann (R-103rd District) during the 2019 Missouri Pork Expo on Feb. 12.
USTR intends to negotiate trade agreements with Japan, EU and the United Kingdom, officially beginning a new wave of work toward expanding market access for U.S. businesses, including U.S. grain farmers and exporters.
Europeans may have to pay more for barbecues this summer as African swine fever decimates hog herds around the world. Producers in the European Union are the big winners, with sales to China climbing 43% through May.
News on the trade front is getting better for U.S. pork producers as the Trump administration announced that it wants to negotiate trade agreements with the European Union, Japan and the United Kingdom.
The Feds’ seizure of one million pounds of pork from China in New Jersey on Friday has the pork industry concerned but also grateful for the diligence of Customs and Border Protection teams to protect U.S. borders.