Drought-hit hog producers face tough choice: struggle or fold

Reuters: With the worst drought in half a century driving feed prices sky high, pork producers are facing an untenable choice: drain their savings and gamble on a better future, or sell off their herd and get out of the business altogether. A disappointing corn harvest has forced the slaughter of sows - adult female hogs that are the building blocks of a herd - at record rates, swelling pork supplies and sending prices plunging. As a result, consumers could be treated to cheap pork this fall but would......

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