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Pork Profits
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:46 AM CDT

This should have been the year pork producers took a slab out of beef's market share. But the likelihood of a big price advantage appears to be gone, thanks to losses from a little-understood virus that hung like a cloud over many operations through the winter and spring months.

There is no appetizing way to say it. PED stands for "porcine epidemic diarrhea." The virus, which only affects pigs and is not a threat to food safety, has been endemic in Europe and Asia. It is thought to have first entered the U.S. in 2013, according to reports from Iowa ...

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