Global pork production remains at the same level but ASF in Germany will reshuffle pork trade patterns. All markets outside the European Union are now effectively closed, including major Asian destinations.
Early September typically meant pork producers descending on our nation’s capital, gathering for NPPC's fall Legislative Action Conference and meeting with their lawmakers. However, this year is anything but typical.
When Kent Bang thinks about the pork industry and all it has been through in the past year and continues to suffer through, he believes three traits describe how people in the pork industry feel right now.
The first half of 2020 has been extraordinary for pork exports. Depending on how you measure it, exports are up 30% to 40% -- a record pace for 2020. The challenge? Not all producers are seeing the value of exports.
China’s huge protein gap is no secret, but it won’t last forever as the country works to rebuild its pig herd and become more self-sufficient. As China’s need for imports decrease, where will that leave the U.S.?
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.
Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. However, there is a decent chance that profitability will return to the pork industry this fall, well ahead of forecasts that don’t see much black ink until summer 2021.
If you aren’t a pig farmer, it’s hard to understand all of the factors that go into producing pork for the consumer. That’s one reason why Abbie Johnson, 16, decided to help bridge that gap. Here's her story.
Excess pork supplies are weighing heavy on hog markets. In the August Rabobank Agribusiness Review, analysts say weaker demand and ample hog supplies will continue to limit the upside in lean hog values.
The work of pig farmers is the core of a vital pork industry in Iowa, says a new study. To put it into perspective, 147,105 Iowa jobs are created by the pork industry through direct, indirect and induced jobs.