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Disease concerns drive hog futures higher

Disease concerns drive hog futures higher

Lean hog futures in Chicago continued their march higher last week as analysts predicted that African swine fever (ASF) would prompt a sharp decline in Chinese hog production and increased U.S. exports.

Meanwhile, U.S. authorities continued to urge U.S. pig farmers to look for signs of the disease to prevent it from affecting domestic pork production.

Hog futures, which...




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