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Hog farmers face prolonged pain as pandemic gives way to glut

Canadian Pork Council takes new tack on AgriStability reform

Winnipeg | Reuters — North America’s hog farmers face prolonged pain beyond the COVID-19 pandemic that has interrupted packing plants , as a pig glut in the U.S. holds prices low and pressures producers to downsize. Many North American hogs had nowhere to go in spring as slaughter plants suspended production due to workers becoming […] Read more




Trump trade-war aid sows frustration in farm country

Rochester, Minnesota | Reuters — The U.S. government is paying Texas cotton farmer J. Walt Hagood US$145 an acre for losses related to U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies. But Minnesota soybean farmer Betsy Jensen will get just US$35 an acre. Both farmers’ sales have taken heavy blows in Trump’s trade war with China. Neither […] Read more








U.S. grains: Soybeans rebound in technical bounce, trade aid details awaited

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures rebounded on Wednesday in a technical correction from the prior session’s drop as the market awaited details of a Trump administration farm aid package that could encourage farmers to plant more soybeans. Corn ended firm, although spillover support from higher soy and worries over rain-delayed U.S. planting were […] Read more