Economic Consequences of a Nitrate Ban on U.S. and Ohio Hog Farmers
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. ESO (Economics and Sociology Occasional Paper). No. 517
Because of potential health hazards, the USDA may ban nitrite use in the meat processing industry. A nitrite ban without an alternative substitute may cause disequilibrium within the meat industry. Farmers and meat processors will sustain increased costs as they transfer resources from one enterprise to another.
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