Economist: Pork Could See $14/Head Losses in 2019

June 18, 2018 08:35 AM

The Trump administration announced Friday it is moving forward on slapping tariffs on imported goods for China as the trade fight widens.

However, the pork industry is caught in the middle of the trade tensions since both China and Mexico have implemented tariffs on select U.S. pork products.

AgDay and U.S. Farm Report national reporter, Betsy Jibben talks with Gregg Doud, U.S. Trade Representative chief ag negotiator; Jim Heimerl, president of the National Pork Producers Council; Nick Giordano, vice president and global government affairs counsel for NPPC; Chris Hurt, ag economist for Purdue University; Bob Utterback with Utterback Marketing; Steve Meyer, ag economist with Kerns and Associates and Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University Ag Economist.

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Reedsburg, WI
6/19/2018 06:54 AM

  All agricultural products are suffering under pour Presidents misguided trade war and tariffs. He is hurting our whole economy and not even trying to negotiate. I agree China has played us for a fool for years. We need to be tough and negotiate these things. Look at what has happened to our prices Soybeans are off over $ 1.00 per bushel. Where will it stop ? With all of us bankrupt?

Sioux Falls, SD
6/18/2018 10:30 PM

  Whoever thinks that cutting agriculture exports would help farmers is just plain stupid. Saw this coming the minute Trump slapped tariffs on China and China would do the same. How many farmers would stab themselves in the back like Trump did?.....who's happy now?


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