Hog Prices: Questions and Answers

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This report discusses price changes in the pork industry. In late 1998, the lowest hog prices in decades created a crisis in the pork industry and prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Congress to take a series of actions to assist producers, including direct cash payments, and the purchase of extra pork products to reduce market supplies. The industry sought additional aid as low prices persisted into 1999.

Creator(s): Becker, Geoffrey S.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: December 15, 1999
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Becker, Geoffrey S.

Senior Analyst in Agricultural Policy

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  • Creation: December 15, 1999
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This report discusses price changes in the pork industry. In late 1998, the lowest hog prices in decades created a crisis in the pork industry and prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Congress to take a series of actions to assist producers, including direct cash payments, and the purchase of extra pork products to reduce market supplies. The industry sought additional aid as low prices persisted into 1999.

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