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Pig Disease Drives China’s Imports of U.S. Pork to Highest Ever

  • Meat shipments surge as U.S., China head for trade talks
  • African swine fever ravaged China’s hog herd, spread in Asia
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China’s imports of U.S. pork surged to a weekly record after African swine fever devastated the Asian nation’s hog herd.

In the week ended Oct. 3, imports soared to 142,200 metric tons, U.S. Department of Agriculture data showed Thursday. For all of September, shipments were 19,900 tons.