Indiana hog farmers concerned about how China's imposed tariffs will impact their production

WRTVPublished: April 2, 2018
Published: April 2, 2018

China slapped tariffs on 128 American made products over the weekend and industries – like hog farms - are still trying to gauge what impact those measures will have on the Hoosier state. The pork industry helps support about 500,000 rural jobs in the state of Indiana and 110 thousand of those jobs are tied to exports. “China is one of our biggest customers,” said Hog Farmer Keith Schoettmer. “Anytime we feel there is gonna be a trade disruption, or know there is gonna be a trade disruption, of course, we have concerns." According to the Indiana Pork Producers Association, exports add $53.47 to the price producers receive for each hog marketed.

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