Expanding a product’s export market brings with it many benefits. Certainly
Also by that time, the
But perhaps the most stunning point is that the
Let’s pause to reflect on that for a moment.
What’s more, future industry growth is dependent on moving even deeper into the global export market.
Of course, with the many benefits come some very real risks. I know you’ve heard that many times before, but I’m not sure how well we all take that message to heart. It’s human nature to overlook such cautionary words, especially when progress is going so well.
Last month, the
The Chinese tend to paint ractopamine with the same brush as clenbuterol, “an entirely different drug,” according to an FDA official. While both are classified as beta-agonists, ractopamine comes from a different branch of the family tree.
So why now? You would think with
No, this isn’t the first trade issue that the
Of course, timing is everything. You see,
Pork is a staple in the Chinese diet, and prices have been running as much as 86 percent above year-ago levels.
With large hog supplies on pace for this fall, the
What this means to you on the farm is that you have to pay extra attention to getting the production details exactly right. Animal-health products raise the most questions in international trade (whether valid or not), and that means you and your employees need to understand and apply proper use protocols. You need to become well versed with
One unintentional slip-up can shut down
Other issues, such as animal identification, could evolve into trade challenges.
For now, the trade issue with