Touch the Soil News #1272 (Feature photo – Pig Farm – Public Domain)
As the world’s largest producer and consumer of pork, China is at a crossroads. Poor economics for pork production and problems with the African swine fever have toppled the number of producing pigs in China by 13 percent in one year. Prices are going up and up. Unless there is a change in the basic economics and control of the African swine fever, pork shortages and price spikes could spread far beyond just China.