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August 22, 2019

U.S. Hog Numbers Decline, PED Virus a Significant Concern

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its Quarterly Hogs and Pigs estimates on Friday. As U.S. pig numbers declined to the lowest levels in seven years, concern about the PED virus is capturing the attention of USDA’s Chief Economist Joe Glauber.

Jesse Newman and Kelsey Gee explored the PEDv issue in more detail in today’s Wall Street Journal.

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