Washington County, Iowa is a large pork producing state. Any disruption like the risk of African Swine Fever on U.S. soil would be a crisis for producers and their communities. AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben has the story from Washington County, Iowa.
In early June 2018, African Swine Fever (ASF) was detected in the samples collected from smallholder swine farms in several villages in a part of the country that had not previously been infected with ASF.
The White House announced after the markets closed Thursday that Trump had instructed the Office of the United States Trade Representative to consider whether $100 billion of additional tariffs would be appropriate.
Recent price support caused by a lower national yield forecast dissipated this week, as negative consumption news and improving weather for harvest appeared, says University of Illinois ag economist Todd Hubbs.