Forty food and agriculture organizations sent a letter to every congressional lawmaker, urging them to approve permanent normal trade relations status for
In May, the
Pointing out that pork represents 72 percent of the meat consumed by Vietnam’s 84 million people, according to Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes, the Vietnamese accession deal will increase U.S. pork variety meat exports to Vietnam to $16.5 million by 2012 from $3 million in 2004 and will raise live hog prices by $0.52, or 4.4 percent of producer profits.
Providing normal trade status for
Source: National Pork Producers Council