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Hog farmers say trade disputes are taking a toll

Hog farmers say trade disputes are taking a toll

Trade was top of mind last week at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines as Mexico announced a 10 percent tariff on U.S. pork. Earlier this year China announced a 25 percent tariff on U.S. pork.

Pork industry officials said they felt like the industry was at the “tip of the spear” when it came to recent trade retaliations.

“It’s very painful for us. We’re the biggest single sector...




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