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August 19, 2016

There are opportunities for U.S. pork in a global market. Will the TPP be one of those opportunities? Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative, points out that global trade is moving with or without the U.S.

Ambassador Vetter shares metrics from the American Farm Bureau that says $5.8 Billion in cash receipts will be lost by just the livestock industry if Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is not passed and implemented.

January 15, 2013

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.

September 26, 2012

Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. smuggled spirits across the Canadian–American border into the USA and pharmaceuticals from Canada looked to be a real business for awhile. Now the track is reversed with US made mozzarella being smuggled into Canada.

September 7, 2012

A new conversations on SwineCast.com includes an excellent update by Kansas State's Dr. Mike Tokach looking at the impact of this year's feed costs on market weights. His research suggests you may want to be moving those finishers a couple of weeks early [audio].

February 29, 2012

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.

February 13, 2012

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.

January 16, 2012

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.

January 16, 2012

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.