It is an obvious understatement that theU.S. pork industry is changing. It is a more daunting taskto quantify how it is changing, whatis driving it, and whatit may look like in the future. Researchers at theUniversity ofMissouri (Rhodes), and more receritly Iowa State University, have chronicled pork industry changes for over 25 years, and with the help ofPORK mag^ine have taken a snapshot for the year 2000. Thanks tothe hundreds ofproducers who responded to the survey, wehave another stake in the ground bywhich tomeasure the changes that are occurring.
Lawrence, John and Grimes, Glenn, "Production and Marketing Characteristics of U.S. Pork Producers, 2000" (2001). Economic Staff Paper Series. 346.