Pork Sector Crisis

As pork processing plants close due to COVID-19 cases, many pork producers have no outlets to send their market ready hogs to.

According to Howard Roth, president of the National Pork Producers Council, “We are in crisis, and need immediate government intervention to sustain a farm sector essential to the nations food supply.”

As it stands pork producers could lose $37 dollars per hog marketed for the reset of year, on top of the initial losses seen since the pandemic began. The USDA will be buying $1 billion dollars of pork to help with the build up of supply.

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