In global trade, one merchant’s loss is another merchant’s gain. The latest example: the African swine fever that has devastated China’s pig population has created a new US$5 billion market for American farmers.Since early this year, the disease-induced hog crisis has wiped out a huge section of China’s pork production and led to an unprecedented shortage in the world’s biggest pork market. The government has been forced to look elsewhere for sources of the meat, a staple in the Chinese diet,…

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