Farm Progress America, May 2, 2019

Max Armstrong shares insight on how African Swine Fever will impact the global pork market.

May 2, 2019

Max Armstrong continues a look at the challenge of African Swine Fever, which is nearly always fatal for pigs – but not a threat for humans. China is struggling to control the problem, but country leaders are predicting that pork prices could rise 70% due to the problem. This is raising concern about potential inflation for the Chinese economy. Rabobank is claiming that China pork output could fall by 30%.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

Photo: China Photos/stringer/Getty Images

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