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Iowan’s Sour Apple Pork Burger is national contest winner!

Floored! Shocked! Stunned! Those are some of the feelings expressed by Cristen Clark when she learned she had won the top prize in the alternative category of the Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Recipe Contest cookoff on May 17 in St. Helena, Calif. The stay-at-home mom, casual cook, baker and blogger from Runnells in

Environment, swine health to be discussed at Iowa Pork summer conferences

Free seminars that address current environmental issues and the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) that has decimated the Iowa and U.S. swine herd will be held in July for Iowa hog farmers. The Iowa Pork Producers Association is partnering with the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University in Ames to offer five meetings

Bacon and booze: Iowa distillery raises pigs to taste like whiskey

Templeton Rye Distillery has launched the Templeton Rye Pork Project. Just when it seemed like there was no way to make eating bacon an even more excessive experience, some folks in Iowa came up with a way.The Templeton Rye Pork Project was started at the Templeton Rye Distillery in the hope of raising pigs that

Farming continues to be major contributor to Iowa economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the final 2012 Census of Agriculture results today, sharing a wide-range of information about agriculture at the national, state and county level. This information will be used by farmers, ranchers, local officials, agribusiness, commodity groups and others to guide future decisions, in evaluating and implementing

Group seeks investigation into Iowa pork producer

An animal rights group is asking federal officials to investigate a pork producer in northern Iowa. Farm Sanctuary says Estherville-based Dakota Pack was cited twice last year for violating laws regulating humane handling. The group says the violations merit criminal prosecution. The national group sent a letter Wednesday to the Des Moines field office of

Northwest Iowa pork producer takes on national role

Source: Sioux City Journal Thousands of miles in a car or on a plane. Dozens of nights in a hotel room. Hundreds of hours on the phone or in a meeting. Time spent away from family. Such is the life of the farmer who makes the commitment to serve on a national commodity organization. Like

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