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Vietnam sets up new African swine fever task force

Deadly pig disease returns to Moldova
African swine fever (ASF) has made an alarming jump in Vietnam, causing the first outbreak in a centrally located province while also continuing its spread in the north. The disease has also returned to Moldova, and the virus has infected more European wild boar.
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WH Group profit drops 4 percent in 2018

Company cites global trade situation, ASF situation as challenges for 2018
Citing challenges with the global trade situation and African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks, China’s WH Group reported a 4 percent drop in profit, but a 1 percent increase in revenue for 2018.
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Climate change may drive spread of some mycotoxins

Despite worldwide decrease in mycotoxin risk, experts say changing weather patterns could create new threats
Although the prevalence of mycotoxins in animal feed decreased in most regions of the world last year, industry experts remain concerned that changing global weather patterns could cause some mycotoxins to spread.
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Vietnam sets up internal border checks for ASF control

With a sudden increase in confirmed cases of African swine fever (ASF), national and local authorities are stepping up control measures to slow down the spread of the virus. New outbreaks have also been reported in domestic pigs in China, Romania and Ukraine, and among the European wild boar population.
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Major ASF outbreak in China would be a ‘nightmare’

Pork industry economist compares destructive potential of African swine fever to that of a ‘lava flow’
As the pork sector and related industries have their eyes on the African swine fever (ASF) situation, it could be particularly catastrophic if the disease were to heavily hit in China.
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US soy exports to China may never match prior levels

With China relying more on Brazil and Argentina for soybeans, fully regaining that market share will be difficult for the U.S., says Paul Aho
A deal could be announced soon in which China will resume imports of U.S. soybeans, but economist Paul Aho said not to expect China to ever be as big of a buyer as it had been in the past.
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New Hope Group not seeing negative effects of ASF

China’s largest animal feed producer says it is benefiting from chicken business, customer trust
Although African swine fever (ASF) has been spreading throughout China since last summer, New Hope Group, which owns China’s largest animal feed producer New Hope Liuhe, says it is not suffering negative effects from disease outbreak.
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