October is National Pork Month. That is a time set aside to recognize and celebrate the Pork Industry in the United States and everyone involved in it. That was the topic on Tuesday's AM Minnesota Program and my guest was Dave Preisler who is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Pork Producers. There is no question the COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone involved in agriculture but it seemed Pork Producers were hit the hardest.

Dave and I talked about some of the tough decisions many pork producers have had to make and others yet ahead. In the last couple months there has been a pretty big jump in pork prices caused by the African Swine Fever outbreak in Germany. Germany exported a lot of pork to China. Now U.S. pork producers have picked up even a larger share of the pork export market to China.

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Lets hope these better profit margins last for quite some time as many Pork Producers balance sheets were devastated by the COVID 19 pandemic and the shutdown. Click on the links above and listen to the AM Minnesota Program.