Iowa pork producers' losses worst in 25 years amid high costs and declining demand

February 9, 2024
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Associate Professor Lee SchulzAssociate Professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by The Des Moines Register for the article "Iowa pork producers' losses worst in 25 years amid high costs and declining demand," which focuses on US pork producers' returns for 2023. Schulz said that pork producer losses averaged $32 per hog last year. However, losses are forecast to shrink to $18 per head this year, iss expected to be the worst two-year stretch since 1998 and 1999.

 


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