Global Economy

Divining Possible Pork Trade Futures

Pork Trade UpdatePork Trade Update From the 2019 Minnesota Pork Congress: Erin Borror, United States Meat Export Federation, provides highlights on the key trade issues and what data is available to help divine what will happen next [video].

SwineCast 1043, ATM - International Trade Conversations With The NPPC

SwineCast 1043 Show Notes:
  • In this episode of At the Meeting honoring Dr. Bob Morrison, the conversation focuses on international trade and commerce with guest Nick Giordano, Vice President and Counsel for Global Governmental Affairs for the National Pork Producers Council.
  • Show hosts Dr. Gordon Spronk, Dr. Montse Torremorell, and Dr. Tom Wetzell chat with Nick about the current state of international trade and commerce, and what the future might look like on upcoming trade negotiations in 2019.

Dr. Dermot Hayes and Dr. Craig Morris - International Marketing Update


International Marketing Update - Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University, and Dr. Craig Morris, National Pork Board, from the 2018 World Pork Expo, June 6 - 8, 2018, Des Moines, IA, USA.

What Is The Pork Economic Outlook?

Prices and Profitability: Economic OutlookPrices and Profitability: Economic Outlook Dr. Steve Meyer, Kerns and Associates, provides a refresh on the current economics for the pork business. Dr. Meyer reminds the audience of the risks of foreign animal disease, trade policy and politics uncertainly, and prices if all the processing plants get full in 2019 [video].

What Is The State Of The Pork Markets?

Market Outlook From The MN Pork CongressMarket Outlook From The MN Pork Congress Dr. Steve Meyer, Economist, Kerns & Associates, gets to the point with the current state of the markets in the USA and compares them to the other protein options. Dr. Meyer pointed out that new processing plants coming on line are not yet up to capacity plus emphasized the impacts that policy level decisions may have on the 2018 economy, and specific impacts to pork [video].

Dr. Steve Meyer - Market Outlook From The MN Pork Congress


Market Outlook For The MN Pork Congress - Dr. Steve Meyer, Economist, Kerns & Associates, from the 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 16 - 17, 2018, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

SwineCast 0971, NAFTA Trade Talk With NPPC's Dave Warner

SwineCast 0971 Show Notes:
  • The U.S. recently moved to re-open talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement. National Pork Producers Council spokesperson Dave Warner talks about elements of those discussions in this visit with Dave Russell.

Global Pork/Protein Update

Understanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global MarketUnderstanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global Market Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends, shares a set of economic stories that impact the meat industry. Mr. Stuart believes the global economy is wobbly: governments pumping more money into the market, highlights the US currency vs others, Brazil issues, and EU pork prices. Take away is that China is lapping up EU supplies, US production is up (but domestic demand is uncertain), and market "gravity" is up on a long-term basis [video].

Global and European Pig Meat Market

Focus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing ConditionsFocus on Preparation - Anticipating Changing Conditions Dr. Miguel Angel Higuera, National Association of Swine Producers (Spain), shares global and European meat sector perspectives. Dr. Higuera points out that China, EU, then the US are the three biggest pork producers and consumers. On the flip side, the EU, USA, and Canada are the three biggest exporters of pork. Dr. Higuera dives into the EU market, consumer perceptions, and the how those perceptions have changed pork production in the EU. Dr. Higuera closes with a thought on how to get to 40 piglets per sow per year [video].

Brett Stuart - Understanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global Market


Understanding the Course - Opportunities in a Global Market - Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends, from the 2016 World Pork Expo, June 8 - 10, 2016, Des Moines, IA, USA.

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