Seven cases of African swine fever in China are pressuring pig farmers in the central and northern areas can't transport pigs through the affected areas to packing plants in the southern part of the state.
An outbreak of classical swine fever (hog cholera) has been reported in a remote region of Brazil on Oct. 6. The Brazil agricultural ministry says the discovery will have no impact on hog health or pork exports.
Moisture came to about two-thirds of the country last week, dropping heavy precipitation from the southern Great Plains northeastward into the northern Appalachians. But many areas remains in significant drought.