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Growing US hog herd, flat Chinese demand slams pork prices
For decades, Chuck Souder relied on corn and soybeans to keep his 400-acre Iowa farm running, but with corn selling for half its price two years ago and soybeans slumping, Souder has shifted to what he hopes will be a more profitable crop: Pigs.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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PED pushing pork to record
The killer stalking U.S. hog farms is known as PEDv, a malady that in less than a year has wiped out more than 10 percent of the nation’s pig population and helped send retail pork prices to record highs.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Tyson looks for other pork export markets after China ban
Tyson Foods Inc. plans to find other export markets for its pork products after a recent delivery to China triggered an export ban of half its U.S. hog slaughterhouses, the company says.
Tuesday, August, 19, 2014 - - News

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China slaps ‘temporary restrictions’ on US pork imports
China, the world’s No. 1 pork consumer, has slapped “temporary restrictions” on imports of U.S. pigs to prevent Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) from spreading to its herd, according to a report by Bloomberg citing the Livestock Exporters Association of the USA.
Friday, April, 04, 2014 - - News

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Pork producers ponder decreasing heat, increasing feed
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Dramatic increases in propane costs have many pork producers wondering if it’s more profitable to turn down the thermostat and increase available feed. This can be particularly true for early weaned pigs, which have the highest temperature requirement of all pigs.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - - News

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Poland seeks EU help over Russian ban on pork imports
Poland has asked the European Union to intervene in a spat over Russia banning imports of Polish pork and says that the case could be taken up by the World Trade Organization.
Wednesday, April, 02, 2014 - - News

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Larger US pork, chicken stocks reflect Russia meat ban
Russia’s ban on Western meat imports, in response to sanctions imposed for its role in eastern Ukraine, contributed in part to increased U.S. pork and poultry warehouse inventories in August, an analyst says.
Tuesday, September, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US pork group counters antibiotics report with online campaign
A leading U.S. pork association will use an online marketing campaign to counter a critical television documentary on antibiotics use in livestock, pointing consumers to industry-funded websites that defend the practice, according to an association email.
Wednesday, October, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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US pork group sees consumer prices up 10 to 12 percent on PEDv
U.S. hog prices could rise by 15 percent to 25 percent and consumer prices for pork by 10 percent to 12 percent as a result of a virus that has killed some 7 million piglets in the United States, according to the National Pork Producers Council.
Thursday, May, 01, 2014 - Reuters - News

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First ND case of PEDv prompts changes for pork producers
Now that North Dakota has its first case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, pork producers, exhibitors and pig transporters are making some changes.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Pasture-raised pork a boost to local food scene
Wrenshall, Minn., hog farmer Matt Weik can talk passionately about the marbling of his pork, its dark red color and its ability to melt in your mouth given certain treatments. And then later, he’s sitting in a cozy hay-filled pen with a sow and her piglets, stroking the mother and delicately checking on the babies. It sort of proves the theory: you can have your bacon, but you should scratch it, too.
Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Calif. firm recalls beef, pork products for possible metal contamination
A California meat company is recalling 48,139 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat beef and pork products that may be contaminated with extraneous metal materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Friday, January, 09, 2015 - - News

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Weak pork prices extend China’s corn glut
A fresh outbreak of bird flu and tumbling pork prices are undermining China’s demand for animal feed, adding to a glut of corn and potentially prolonging a dispute over genetically modified (GMO) material that has curbed U.S. imports.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Pork PEDv losses not as large as expected
According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, the headline for the last U.S. Department of Agriculture Hogs and Pigs report could have been “PEDv Losses Not as Large as Expected.”
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - University of Illinois - News

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USDA raises 2014 beef, pork retail prices on drought, disease
Retail prices for many U.S. meats, already at record highs, continue to increase on a combination of drought and disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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US hog losses from virus at about 8 million, but rate slows
Hog losses on U.S. farms from a deadly virus have slowed, reaching about 8 million head currently after hitting 7 million around February, according to an economist with a leading pork industry group.
Thursday, June, 05, 2014 - Reuters - News

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U.S. senators urge help for producers hit by killer pig virus
Two U.S. senators urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve disaster assistance for small pork producers affected by a deadly virus that has killed more than 4 million pigs across the U.S. in the past year.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Deadly pig virus cases projected to surge after summer
U.S. veterinarians are warning that outbreaks of a deadly pig virus will climb this autumn after a summertime hiatus, likely killing another 2.5 million pigs in the next 12 months and amplifying an increase in pork prices.
Thursday, June, 19, 2014 - Reuters - News

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PEDv halts hog kill at Smithfield NC plant
Smithfield Foods Inc, the world’s largest pork processor, suspended hog slaughter at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, plant on March 14 because of the spread of the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has tightened hog supplies, industry sources say.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Minn. company develops PEDv vaccine
The pork industry is making progress in its fight against the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, a disease that killed more than 7 million piglets in the past year, officials say.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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