Content relevant to families, as retail pork sales have risen dramatically since COVID-19 crisis. From mid-March to mid-April, retail sales increased 49%.
Dairy producers dump milk, vegetable and fruit growers leave produce to rot and now meat producers are killing fattened hogs.
Pork supply interruptions are possible if more major processing plants are affected by COVID-19.
CFTC establishes Livestock Market Task Force to monitor activity during pandemic.
COVID-19 infects plant workers; shut down brings 10% of nation's hog slaughter capacity to a halt.
Recovery from African swine fever is being driven by large farms as piglet prices surge.
Max Armstrong offers one expert's thoughts on coronavirus, it's spread and potential impact on the food industry
Governors ask for biofuel waiver, Smithfield closes plants and Perdue is finalizing aid package.
The Cudahy and Martin City facilities are located in close proximity to urban areas in which community spread of COVID-19 has been prevalent.
Max Armstrong shares an analyst's perspective on the core issue facing the meat packing industry