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Eric Stonestreet to star in new social media series on pork production

Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 3:43 PM CDT
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(KWCH) - China is buying even more beans after the recent drop in price. According to Reuters, China purchased 480,000 metric tons of U.S. soybeans after prices slumped on Thursday due to the stronger dollar. The U.S. has shipped more than 21.5 million metric tons of soybeans to China in the first 5 months of 2021.

After a booming year of equipment sales in 2020, tractor sales are seeing their first negative turn this year. According to data released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, total farm tractor sales in the U.S. fell almost 4 percent in May compared to the same month in 2020. On the other hand, combine sales have increased more than 33 percent.

Next, despite, supply chain challenges, beef exports are setting new value and volume records. According to data released by the USDA, 2021 has become the most successful year for beef exports. April exports of U.S. beef set a new value record at 808 million, up 35 percent, while volumes bump up 23 percent from last year.

Finally, the National Pork Board is partnering with award-wining actor and Kansas native, Eric Stonestreet to bust myths about pork production. The social media series will explain how and who is producing pork. Stonestreet thanks his upbringings on a Kansas farm for his grounded roots. Stonestreet raised and showed pigs in 4-H. He hopes his agricultural background and farm values allow him to authentically address myths about the processing of pork.

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