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China Pork Purchase and Trade Deal Outlook; Big Pork Supplies Pressure Hog Prices

China Buys Pork amid Outlook for Bigger Trade Agreement While the U.S.-China trade talks continue, the most recent weekly export sales report from USDA shows that China was back in the market for U.S. pork for the week that ended 7 March.Net pork sales totaled 50,300 MMT with 47 percent (23,800 MT) destined to China. Other buyers included Mexico (8,900 MT), Japan (4,500 MT), Canada (2,900 MT) and Colombia (2,100 MT). Nicaragua cancelled a 200 MT shipment. The politics and posturing prior to the meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi, now said to be pushed back until next month at the earliest, has ramped up of late. President Trump has said there will be no final deal unless intellectual property (IP) protection is a part of it. He did n...

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