Flu Scare Hits Pork Exports Hardest

CLIVE, Iowa U.S. pork exports are down about 10% since the outbreak of the hybrid flu virus commonly known as swine flu, according to estimates from the U.S. Meat Export Federation, and recent bans in 11 U.S. export markets could cost the pork industry almost three-quarters of a billion dollars this year. However, the majority of U.S. consumers seem to have gotten the message that the virus is not

CLIVE, Iowa — U.S. pork exports are down about 10% since the outbreak of the hybrid flu virus commonly known as swine flu, according to estimates from the U.S. Meat Export Federation, and recent bans in 11 U.S. export markets could cost the pork industry almost three-quarters of a billion dollars this year.

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