Minnesota Pork C-E-O David Preisler says the state’s hog farmers are encouraged by an uptick in pork exports to Asia:

“First on that list is Vietnam.  Exports of U.S. pork to Vietnam are up just about 400-percent in the last year. That’s really a direct result of Vietnam having African swine fever and also some flooding issues they had within the country.”

Preisler says he is hopeful the amount of U.S. pork going to Vietnam can continue to grow.  Earlier this month, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers asked the White House to seek the elimination of Vietnamese tariffs.