Looking at the foundations for 2018, despite the politics and hand-wringing associated with trade deals, U.S. exports will remain strong because global income is expected to continue to rise throughout 2018.
Germany said any escalation of U.S. tariffs on metal imports into a full-blown trade war could cause tangible damage to the global recovery, although the tariffs themselves should have only a limited effect.
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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.
Germany's swine herd numbers are reaching near 20-year lows, resulting in a decline in pig feed demand. This causes challenges for the U.S. as it’s currently the top exporter of commodity soybeans to Germany.
Brazil’s JBS SA, the world’s largest meatpacking company, said on Tuesday that rising prices for grain, the key raw material for feed, don’t show any hint of cooling off, forcing it to cut other costs.
Carried out by the Swine Health Information Center's Rapid Response Corps, a team of trained industry experts will analyze the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in affected herds.