Iowa Pork Producers

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Time to hit the pork tent at the Iowa State Fair

  Over the course of two shifts during the 2017 Iowa State Fair, more than 30 ISU faculty and staff members will don aprons, make change, provide beverage refills and otherwise assist the Iowa Pork Producers Association at its Pork Tent. Just as success of the swine industry is dependent on the cooperation and working together

IPPA invites consumers to jump on ‘Iowa Pork Tenderloin Trail’

    The Iowa Pork Producers Association is set to launch the most delicious trail in Iowa by making it easier for consumers to find and enjoy some of the best tenderloins in the state. IPPA has developed the “Iowa Pork Tenderloin Trail” that recognizes and promotes the juicy and delicious breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches

Pork Checkoff Publishes New PRRS Initiative Research Book

  New 88-page guide provides valuable update to U.S. pork producers   The National Pork Board’s new porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus research booklet is now available. The guide, PRRS Initiative Research, is the most comprehensive source of Checkoff-funded research available on the subject, spanning 20 years of results. “Each year, the effect

World Pork Expo Expected to Attract Widespread Local Attention

Full Interview 7:07 Listen Farmscape for June 5, 2017 The Director of Trade Show Marketing with the National Pork Producers Council says, in addition to attracting pork producers from around the world, World Pork Expo is a great local attraction.   Pork producers and their equipment and service providers will be on hand in Des

Iowa Ag Sec’y Outlines Key Issues Facing Iowa Agriculture

    Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey highlighted some of the top ag issues in Iowa in 2016. “Iowa farmers saw record production for both corn and soybeans again in 2016, however low prices are making profitability a real challenge on both the crop and livestock side. Despite the economic challenges, farmers are by

2016 IPPA Board Election Now Under Way

The Iowa Pork Producers Association’s annual election of board of directors and nominating committee representatives for 2017 is now under way. Members are being asked during November to vote for their regional director and district nominating committee member. Region directors serve two-year terms and nominating committee members serve three-year terms. The committee’s purpose is to

Final PQA Plus 3.0 Advisor Certification Session Before Expiration Date

  To help meet industry need, Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has added one more Pork Quality Assurance Plus 3.0 advisor certification session on Aug. 26. With the introduction of this new program by National Pork Board earlier this summer, all current PQA Plus advisor certifications — those done under the former

Iowa Pork Producers Takes Steps to Ensure Water Quality

  Mark Schleisman of Lake City has only been farming full-time since 2011 in Calhoun and Carroll counties, but he’s all in when it comes to doing his part to improve water quality in the Elk Run Watershed. The best part? His practices are producing positive results! The former crop consultant and ConAgra popcorn division

IPPA announces 2015 class of Master Pork Producers

  The 2015 class of Master Pork Producers was formally introduced by the Iowa Pork Producers Association at the 44th annual Iowa Pork Congress Banquet in Des Moines last night.   This 74th class features 10 Iowa hog farmers or production company employees who were selected and recognized by their peers for excellence in pork

US presidential candidates waiting to last minute to commit to Iowa Pork Congress forum

  The Iowa Pork Producers Association is still waiting to hear from most of the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates on whether they will participate in a forum at the Iowa Pork Congress in Des Moines on Wednesday.   Each candidate’s campaign has been extended an invitation, but most have been hesitant to commit due

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