Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn says the state continues to be one of the top pork producing states despite a number of challenges facing the industry.
“Our rising feed costs have been a huge challenge,” she said. “Between that and rising fuel costs, those are the two largest expenses for the pork industry and our farmers trying to get their products to market.”
Chinn says labor is another concern. “It’s really hard right now to find employees,” she said.