Germany retooling pork industry as ASF spreads

African swine fever continues to spread in Germany and the country’s ag minister says she will realign the pork industry to ensure its future.

The ministry says the latest initiative will reorganize the entire pork chain in all aspects from concepts to financing.

The federal agriculture ministry says the German pork industry is in a difficult position as it faces obstacles like export restrictions, COVID-19 challenges, and poor weather for hospitality.

Earlier this month, the ministry said Germany and Europe will face a long battle to control ASF.

ASF cases in German wild boar approach 2,100.

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