Pork prices dropping as talk of pork tariffs linger

With China threatening to put pork tariffs in place the price of pork may start getting cheaper for consumers.

Posted: Mar 29, 2018 7:31 AM

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - With China threatening to put pork tariffs in place the price of pork may start getting cheaper for consumers.
Chris petersen isn't surprised by the latest international trade tussle.
“It seems like agriculture always takes the hit when it comes to politics,” Petersen said.
Petersen blatantly states when it comes to the president nothing is surprising anymore.
“This whole free trade thing, tariff thing, should have been addressed 20, 30 years ago before it got to this point,” Petersen said.
What you need to know is the tariffs are all talk, they have not been put in place. If China cuts off pork exports from the U.S. more pork will stay in the U.S. driving the price of our favorite pork staples like bacon and pork chops down. That’s good news for the consumer but bad for farmers looking to make a profit.
“It's not going to impact me that much it will impact these guys with contract growers with these buildings taking care of the pigs,” Petersen said.

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