The cherries are here. Once again I must carefully position the fingers on my right hand, discreetly hiding the cuticles dark with stain and the nails that look as though they’ve been used for raking the dirt in my flower garden.
Continued bans on U.S. pork imports by China, Russia and more than a dozen other counties have baffled government and industry officials, leading some to speculate that the issue is more about market share than health concerns.
Canada’s minister of international trade says a Chinese ban on Alberta pork over fears of swine flu is “disappointing and unwarranted.” Stockwell Day says federal government officials in Beijing are attempting to “clarify” the situation.
U.S. pork producers on Sunday, responding to a swine flu outbreak that has escalated into a public health emergency, said their product is safe and that consumers cannot catch the virus by eating properly cooked food.
Rising feed costs, low hog markets have some producers bowing out; others struggling
WORTHINGTON — There is a vicious cycle running through the agricultural industry today, and it could be months, perhaps years, before any relief is in sight.
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