A new report shows pork production levels are higher than expected following a pig virus feared to take a heavy toll.
A virus spreading to hogs around the nation will impact pork production in Indiana.
China's largest meat processor is buying U.S.-based Smithfield foods, and that could provide a major opportunity for hog farmers.
State-inspected meat processing facilities in Indiana must now receive clear test results on their meat products before shipping them.
Drought conditions this summer have driven up the price of grain, which is a main food source for hogs.
The Bloomington Eats Green conference came to IU at the end January, and the tastiest event was Hog Heaven, featuring a local pig prepared by local chefs.