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PUTTING THE BRAKES ON SWINE EXPANSION –

PUTTING THE BRAKES ON SWINE EXPANSION – An upward trend in hog farm expansions could slow or halt by next year to due to tighter margins, higher costs and trade uncertainty. “Plans for expansion this year will go forward,” said Kent Bang, vice president of swine lending at Compeer Financial. “But I think there’s enough uncertainty that when you start talking about expansion for next year, I think (farmers) will put on the brakes.” (FarmWeekNow.com)

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