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United States Pork Exports Are Recovering

U.S. pork exports are starting to recover after a setback in the first quarter.  Minnesota Pork Executive Director Dave Preisler says exports were down early in 2013 as Russia and China pulled back their purchases due to concerns about U.S. pork produced with the feed additive ractopamine.   Despite that other customers are starting to make up the shortfall…which is a positive trend.

Preisler says the biggest increase in pork sales have come from our neighbors to the north and south.

Japan was also down because of the strengthening of the U.S. dollar in relationship to the Yen.  However, it looks like that currency relationship is also reversing.

 

U.S. pork exports are starting to recover after a setback in the first quarter.  Minnesota Pork Executive Director Dave Preisler says exports were down early in 2013 as Russia and China pulled back their purchases due to concerns about U.S. pork produced with the feed additive ractopamine.   Despite that other customers are starting to make up the shortfall…which is a positive trend.

Preisler says the biggest increase in pork sales have come from our neighbors to the north and south.

Japan was also down because of the strengthening of the U.S. dollar in relationship to the Yen.  However, it looks like that currency relationship is also reversing.

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