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New Program Encourages Giving Pork to Food Pantries. The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has announced that it will support county pork producer organizations in Iowa in their efforts to make pork donations to local food pantries. The Pork in the...
January 31, 2023 – There will be four one-day educational conferences for pig farmers that will be held across the state, Feb. 20-23. The conferences are planned and supported by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and the Iowa...
Iowa’s Master Pork Producers for 2022 were revealed Wednesday night at the 2023 Iowa Pork Congress banquet in Des Moines. The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and Iowa State University Extension co-sponsor the program. A Master Pork Producer award denotes...
A lesser-known cut of pork challenged competing chefs during the 36th annual Taste event, hosted by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA). Taste kicked off the week of Iowa Pork Congress, which runs through Thursday, Jan. 26 in Des...
A Buchanan County pig farmer, Trish Cook, is the new president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA). The change in leadership took place following the IPPA annual meeting on Jan. 24. Cook is the first woman to be president...
Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday announced $40 million in funding to help complete Phase 2 of Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The governor also proposed in her budget an additional $20 million from the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund,...
Source: The Gazette Iowa continues to lead the nation in hog production Iowa continues to be the top producer of hogs in the United States by a landslide, outnumbering people by over seven to one. There are 23.6 million hogs in Iowa,...
The 2023 Iowa Pork Congress will be held Jan. 25 and 26 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. It will be the 50th pork congress that involves a trade show, educational sessions, and the Iowa Pork Producers...
As a lifelong farmer, there are a few things Steve Boender knows for sure. One is that he’s been blessed to farm and build a livelihood in agriculture with his family. And two, h’s blessed again to have access to...
Farmscape for December 12, 2022 Full Interview 8:03 Listen The Swine Health Information Center is requesting broad input from industry as it formulates the Plan of Work that will guide its activities during the coming year. As part of...
SwineCast 1216 Show Notes: From the 2022 Missouri Pork Expo, Andrew Howerton (Reliance Pork) shares about how social media is used at Reliance Pork.
Source: Des Moines Register Several livestock producers have been fined by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in recent weeks for failing to comply with manure management requirements, according to DNR records. Most of the violations pertained to required annual updates...
Five managers at the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa, who were fired after an investigation into betting on COVID-19 cases have filed separate lawsuits against the company, according to media reports. The five claim they are owed performance-based payments...
Seven Iowa high school football players took home awards recognizing their play during the 2022 Iowa high school football state championships last week at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Hog of the Game (HOG) awards went to the outstanding offensive lineman in each...
AMES, Iowa – Water is the most essential nutrient for pigs. It is critical for normal metabolic function, and vital for regulating body temp, excreting waste and maximizing feed consumption. Optimal water availability in pig barns is well understood, but...