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U.S. Pork Exports Set New Volume Records in 2017

February 7, 2018

In 2017, U.S. pork exports recorded the largest year ever in volume, with sales to more than 100 countries around the world. U.S. pork and pork variety meat exports totaled 5.399 billion pounds valued at $6.486 billion, up 6 percent and 9 percent respectively from 2016.

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Register for Industry-Leading Pork Management Conference

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