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Looking further down the road, I did read an interesting piece this morning about changes that are occurring or at least proposed in the Chinese hog industry. According to Reuters, there are at least eight companies that intend to build commercial size hogs operations in the Northeastern region of that country that would produce around 17 million market hogs. It is projected that if this comes to fruition, that part of the country will produce around 20% of the Chinese hogs production or around 120 million hogs per year which would be roughly equivalent to all the hogs slaughtered annually in the . While this is one of the coldest winter regions in China, it is also the least populated, allowing for larger operations and also a major grain region, last year producing around 40% of the nation’s corn. Keep in mind that not only could this present a scenario of greater corn/meal demand but would also potentially create a feedstuff strain in the southern part of the country, bringing them back as importers much sooner than many would suspect. Combine all this with the ethanol program that is currently underway, and it would appear that China could become a substantial player in the global corn market again in the not too distant future.
Whole-house water filters are yet another potential cause of overall household low water pressure. If the entire water filter gets covered and penetrated with too much sediment, it can lower water pressure.
This can happen even if you have just changed your water filter. If something happens up the line from you such as a line break that fills the water with sediment, it can hit the filter and clog it up immediately.
I know this is possible because it happened in my house. So if you have low water pressure and a whole-house water filter, go check the filter and see if it looks brown. You can also test by temporarily taking out the filter and letting water run directly through the system, or replace the water filter and check the pressure at faucets.