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Pork producers urge vigilance against import of ASF

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China is buying United States pork for future export to their country.

Some say this is a measured response to losses of production due to African Swine Fever (ASF) or consumers preference for the U.S. product that is viewed as high quality and less risky than Chinese domestic production. The disease has spread all through their country.

The U.S. swine industry fears infection of pigs in this country with ASF could be brought in from China.

Dr. Liz Wagstrom is the Chief Veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). She outlines the organization’s concerns and precautions.

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