With COVID-19 disrupting millions of lives and the ability to process protein, thousands of pork producers were forced to pivot to an unprecedented new reality in 2020 and international exports became even more important to producer profitability.
Agri-Pulse will explore the export situation for U.S. pork producers during a free one-hour webinar Oct. 29, from noon to 1 pm EST. The webinar is sponsored by the National Pork Board.
“Some might wonder why U.S. producers are working to expand exports when the domestic supply chain was so disrupted this year,” said Agri-Pulse Editor Sara Wyant. “But when you look at the types of products that are exported plus the factors that enable producers to stay in business, it’s a much more complex conversation.”
Wyant will moderate a panel on the topic with Ted Mckinney, USDA Undersecretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs; North Carolina pork producer Jan Archer; and Dr. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University agricultural economist.