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Little Market Reaction to H1N1 Findings

October 19, 2009
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor
 
 

 

Greg Vincent, Top Producer Editor
 
The initial market reaction to the USDA's announcement that the H1N1 flu virus was found in Minnesota hogs appears to be minimal to nill. This is perhaps proof positive that the industry's educational efforts to educate consumers about the realities of H1N1 are working, says John Lawrence, Iowa State University Extension Economist. He says to watch retailer orders over the next few days to fully judge the impact, but for now, the situation appears to be well under control. 

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You can e-mail Greg Vincent at gvincent@farmjournal.com.

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RELATED TOPICS: Hogs, Marketing, TP Radio, Pork, USDA

 
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