The U.S. pork industry has been expanding the breeding herd and growing since mid-2014. The rate of breeding herd expansion peaked in early 2018 at a 3.5% annual growth rate, according to ag economist Chris Hurt.
Tornado damage at the Marshalltown JBS plant, Thursday, caused severe damage in the distribution area. Reports say the processing area is operational, but the plant remains closed until damage estimates are finalized.
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(UPDATED, 4:29 p.m.) Just two days after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issued a 60-day stay on the USDA's final rule issued D