FarmPolicy

November 21, 2019

Swine Flu Issues; Food Security; Budget; Climate Change; Biofuels- CARB Decision; and Other News

Swine Flu Issues

The Associated Press reported yesterday that, “[P]ork futures sank on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange amid rising concerns surrounding the global swine flu outbreak. Consumers are worried about catching the virus from the pork, analysts said, even as U.S. pork producers maintained that their product is safe and Americans cannot catch the virus while they cook their pork properly.

“Multiple countries are increasing their screening of pig products from some U.S. states and Mexico, while China and Russia have issued outright bans on pork from affected areas and Indonesia is blocking all pork imports.”

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