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Will the US benefit from ASF in China?

With ASF dramatically wiping out China’s pork supply, producers around the world are questioning what country will be the front-runner in exporting pork to China to keep up with demand
Pork producers around the world are wondering who China will turn to for supply and how politics will continue to play a role.
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Tyson: Prices to jump as China cold storage supply depletes

Meat and poultry prices are already changing, but the biggest changes are yet to come, Noel White says
Meat and poultry prices are already starting to move as a result of the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China, but once the country’s inventories in cold storage are depleted, prices should rise significantly, Tyson Foods CEO Noel White said.
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Trade war, ASF disrupting US soybean, pork producers

Disease, weather, trade all huge obstacles for US industries
The ongoing trade war between China and the U.S., along with the outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, has huge potential to affect American soybean and pork producers, according to two economists.
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Inovio, Plumbline to collaborate on ASF vaccine

The two companies hope the vaccine will help with the economic and production losses associated with African swine fever
Inovio would be responsible for developing the vaccine using their technology. Plumbline is set to fund the development and commercialization of the product.
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Tyson CEO: ASF can change world protein production trends

Noel White says African swine fever outbreak is unlike any other event he has seen in the protein industry in his nearly 40 years in the business
Tyson Foods CEO Noel White said the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak is unlike any other event he has ever experienced, and that it has the potential to forever change production and consumption trends.
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Possible ASF vaccine tested on wild boars in Spain

Vaccine created using serum from wild boar that tested positive for ASF
A possible African swine fever vaccine (ASF) has been developed and tested in wild boars in Spain, and one of the researchers indicated it may be able to protect other pig herds.
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USDA plans exclusive ASF vaccine license to Huvepharma

Agency posts notice to grant exclusive license for experimental ASF vaccine
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS), announced that it intends to grant an exclusive license for an experimental African swine fever (ASF) vaccine claimed in the U.S. to Huvepharma EOOD of Sofia, Bulgaria.
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Maple Leaf Foods: ASF has far-reaching effects

Since Canadian company purchases much of its pork supply, it is considering price hikes, but it is also stepping up biosecurity to protect its live operations
Canadian meat, poultry and alternative protein company Maple Leaf Foods has its eyes on the global African swine fever (ASF) situation, and is adjusting its operations accordingly.
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