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RANCHERS SUE USDA

A group of U.S. ranchers Monday filed a suit against the USDA, seeking to force meat from other countries to again be labeled as such. The lawsuit seeks to overturn a March 2016 decision by the USDA to revoke regulations requiring imported meat products to be labeled with their country of origin. That change allowed… read more

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#CANADA’S NO. 1

Canada has overtaken the U.S. as the top North American supplier of pork to China as farmers and meat packers in both nations battle for shares of the global market. Rising affluence is driving China’s voracious appetite for pork, including less desirable parts of the pig like feet, elbows and innards. At the same time,… read more

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HOG WILD

Americans’ taste for #pork is growing so much that the USDA predicts pork production will equal, and occasionally exceed, that of beef by the end of 2018. The increased demand for pork is due to growing foreign markets as well as domestic demand from the rising influence of Asian cuisines; increased patronage of fast-food breakfasts which include… read more

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CHICKEN CONSUMPTION UP

USDA’s Economic Research Service says 57.7 pounds of chicken per person on a boneless, edible basis were available for Americans to eat in 2013, compared to 53.6 pounds of beef and 43.4 pounds of pork. 

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PORK’S SLOGAN IN JEOPARDY

Meatingplace.com reports that several motions and rulings over the holidays in the Humane Society of the United States’ case against USDA regarding the sale of the “Pork: The Other White Meat” slogan to the National Pork Board may put the entire arrangement in jeopardy.

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CHINA CORN CROP

The record corn crop China was counting on to sustain its huge pork habit is coming up short. Drought and late-season rains have stunted yields, according to the Daily Journal & Bloomberg.

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PORK UPDATE

China, the world’s biggest consumer of pork, has agreed to resume imports of the meat from 14 U.S. plants and warehouses, ending restrictions that had been in place, in some cases for more than year.

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PORK ON THE MENU AGAIN

After a week of controversy surrounding its abrupt removal of pork dishes from the national menu for federal inmates, the government did an about-face late last week and put pork roast back on the prison bill of fare.

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IPPA PROMOTION

October is National Pork Month, and Illinois pork producers and Culver’s restaurants are teaming up to “Bacon Up”! All month long, bacon will take over restaurant counters and guests will be encouraged to add bacon to their ButterBurger® or sandwich orders.

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CHINA PORK PRICES

The pickup in China’s consumer inflationary rate was mainly due to a recent increase in pork prices which jumped 19.6% from a year ago.

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