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Hogs and pigs

Agricultural Letter , Issue Jan , Pages 2-3

Less acres, high usage boost grain prices

Agricultural Letter , Issue Jul , Pages 1-2

Journal Article
From the Plains to the plate : can the beef industry regain market share?

Over the past several decades, the beef industry has seen a sharp drop in its share of the retail meat market. While per capita meat consumption has grown, per capita beef consumption has plunged. Explaining the drop in beef's market share has become a favorite pastime of industry analysts. In fact, a family feud of sorts has broken out in the industry between those who think the decline largely reflects increases in beef's price relative to competing meats and those who stress nonprice factors such as lifestyle changes, health concerns, and so forth as causes of decline. Regardless of the ...
Economic Review , Volume 83 , Issue Q IV , Pages 49-66

Journal Article
This little piggy went to market : will the new pork industry call the Heartland home?

Throughout the 1990s, the pork industry has been at the forefront of a revolution in the structure of the U.S. food and agricultural sector. In particular, the pork industry has been rapidly moving away from its traditional structure built on hundreds of thousands of small farms selling hogs at local terminal markets to a much more concentrated "supply chain" model. Contracting is one prominent feature of supply chains, and the share of pork production grown under contract or vertical integration has jumped from a few percent in the early 1980s to around a third today. Most analysts agree ...
Economic Review , Volume 83 , Issue Q III , Pages 79-97

Journal Article
Small hog farms losing ground

Fedgazette , Issue Apr , Pages 9-11

Journal Article
District hog prices hit historic lows

Fedgazette , Volume 11 , Issue Jan , Pages 2-6

Meat production continues to trend upward

Agricultural Letter

Journal Article
The new U.S. meat industry

Main Street Economist , Issue Apr

Meat production forecasts lowered

Agricultural Letter , Issue Jul

Meat production

Agricultural Letter , Issue Mar , Pages 1-2