Outside the U.S. influences grow

Outside the U.S. influences grow

More than ever we are seeing the commodity trade influenced by outside markets. While the market does take much of its support from the traditional influences such as supply and demand and weather, we have started to see more impact from the financial markets, the energy sector and geo-political events.

One of the greatest influences from outside the United States recently has been the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Chinese hog production. Estimates are this...

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