U.S. Pork Exports Set Both Value and Volume Records in 2019
February 12, 2020
U.S. pork exports finished 2019 on a high note, setting new records for both value and volume, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).Read Full Release See All News Releases
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