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.
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.
The Midwest Cover Crops Council, with the University of Illinois Extension, will be holding its annual meeting in Springfield, Ill., Feb. 20-21. The theme is, “Cover Crops and Soil Health: The Practical Way Forward.”