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Becca Nepple, National Pork Board, and Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, provide highlights and details on the state of global trade. Two of the questions they address is "Why is the US Pork Market so Sensitive to Exports?" and "How long will the China opportunity last?"

Dr. Hayes closes with two key points: The long run opportunities for US pork are enormous, especially if we continue to implement trade agreements, and over-reliance on China brings enormous risks (South China Sea, Steel, Chicken, DDGS, Self Sufficiency, Trump).

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a key topic in the 2016 USA election. What is it, what is needed for it to pas, and what might happen if it does not pass?
Slide Image via U.S. Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative

Trade Policy for a Dynamic Pork Industry - Laurie Hueneke, Director, International Trade Policy, Sanitary and Technical Affairs, National Pork Producers Council, from the 2012 Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar, August 9 - 11, 2012, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA.

That cheese is a commodity worthy of smuggling shows there are price disparities in the dairy markets.
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Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Center for Strategic & International Studies; VP, Strategic Planning; Director, CSIS Global Food Security Project, presents "Seven Revolutions and the World in 2030" at the Food and Agricultural Communications Symposium.

How will the pork industry fare in 2012? Dr. Steve Meyer says 2012 has five key issues to keep an eye on: exports, U.S. Demand, feed prices, hog/pork supplies, and packing capacity. Steve also highlights the relationships between crops and costs.

Total feed supply is going down. This means we either get more efficient or we get smaller.

There are 1.34 billion people in China and they need to eat every day. The resources needed to sustain them are enormous and dwarf many other world markets. China needs the resources of other countries and companies to help their growth. Business opportunities are available to the sharp company keeping an eye out.