Swine fever outbreak may bury China’s small pig farmers

Pig farmer Han Yi feeds pigs on his farm at a village in Changtu county, Liaoning province, China January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ryan Woo

CHANGTU COUNTY, China (Reuters) – For farmers Zhang Shiping and Bai Fuqin in northeast China, there is little to celebrate this Lunar New Year. Since African swine fever struck a farm in nearby Shenyang city last August, the couple has racked up about 300,000 yuan ($44,712.72) in debt, 10 times what they make in a […]

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