Notes updated March 15,2019 The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (not known for it's honesty) reported their hog herd down 16.6% from prior year with it's sow herd down 19.1%. That's showing sows down by more than 10 million head compared to our U.S. breeding herd of 6.3 million head. If China admits these numbers ... "How bad could it be?". Estimates are it will take 5-7 years to get this problem in China under control. This could dramatically shift where Protein is raised in the World.
Southern Plains into the eastern Midwest and the Delta will see rain Wednesday. That will be followed by a storm system in the Far West dragging moisture into central areas. » More DTN Weather Commentary