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.
National policy leaders are watching nuisance lawsuits, Sen. Mike Conaway told AgriTalk. Issues like gag orders and appeals are still unresolved. A judge change in the fourth case raise farmers' hopes of a fair trial.