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Pork Prices Lower

China continues to import pork and the attraction may grow even greater later this year. Former Iowa Farm Bureau economist David Miller says the COVID-hit pork processing sector has two million hogs backed up in the system and waiting for slaughter. Slaughter capacity was only at 60 percent for several weeks but is now back at 90 percent of throughput. He predicts prices this fall will be 20 to 25 percent lower as a result.  ...

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