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Amy Mayer

Amy Mayer appears in the following:

High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Several factors โ€” from a virus sweeping through hog barns to a drought in the Plains states โ€” have driven up the price of pork and beef. But consumers keep buying it.

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Pig Virus Continues To Spread, Raising Fears Of Pricier Bacon

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Porcine epidemic diarrhea, or PED, virus has killed about 1 million baby pigs in the U.S. since April. Its effect on the pork industry is small so far, but analysts say it could send pork prices rising if it isn't controlled.

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Agriculture's Waning Influence In Washington Hinders Farmers

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Many Midwest farmers are behind in planting corn and soybeans, thanks to a cool spring and heavy rain. Now, they're getting a chill from Congress, too, as the House voted down a new farm bill last week. In Iowa, some farmers say they're disappointed and frustrated that farm policy is on hold, largely because of arguments over nutrition programs they think shouldn't even be in the farm bill.

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Pork Producers Root Out Market Niche With Berkshire Pigs

Monday, April 29, 2013

Pork producers looking for more financial stability than the commodity market affords are trying their luck with specialty hog breeds. These pigs, raised on small farms, with limited antibiotics, cost more to raise but fetch more at market. And many say they make for tastier pork.

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