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Regulated Competition; Market Disoriented; Hugging Ecuador

Regulated Competition The global pig meat surplus has been building at nearly 3 percent per year and EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski has a plan to stop it. He wants to reduce intensive pig farming in member states like Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. These countries produce pigs at six times the volume per 100 hectares as his native Poland. According to Euractiv, the Commissioner’s comments about intensive pig farming “were well received at home [Poland].”  They were also well-received in the United States. Although the rationale is environmental, the effort will be appreciated by American hog farmers who have an annual pork meat overhang of 260,000 tons while the EU has been selling all its s...

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