China halting U.S. farm imports a huge setback for Minnesota farmers

MinnPost - 08-07


Down on the farm. Adam Belz of the Star Tribune offers up the local angle on China’s decision to halt U.S. farm imports: “The impasse with China is perhaps even more frustrating for hog farmers, given how much African swine fever has decimated swine herds in China and high demand for pork there, said Dave Preisler, executive director of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association. ‘It’s just plain disappointing,’ Preisler said. “There could be such tremendous opportunity.’ Chinese pork demand will instead be met by European and South American hog farmers.”