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Farmscape for April 9, 2024 Full Interview 23:49 Listen A multi-institutional team, of scientists is exploring the potential of using the levels of stress hormones deposited in the hair of pigs to determine which genetic lines will be more...
In a significant win for labor, employees at the Hormel plant in Knoxville, Iowa, have ratified a groundbreaking four-year contract with the company. Represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union, approximately 200 workers voted overwhelmingly in...
Former Prestage Foods Worker Accused of 2021 Pork Plant Murder Deemed Unfit for Trial Again In a convoluted turn of events spanning three years, Lukouxs Brown, a former employee of Prestage Foods, has once more been deemed unfit to stand...
In light of the upcoming closure of a Tyson Foods Inc. pork plant in Perry, Iowa, state lawmakers are advocating for an extension of unemployment benefits for affected workers. The closure, which will result in the loss of nearly...
The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) will donate 4,200 pounds of ground pork to the Food Bank of Iowa in Des Moines on Tuesday, in conjunction with the Sack Hunger partnership with the football team at Iowa State University...
In a significant move, Tyson Foods has confirmed the permanent closure of its pork processing plant in Perry, Iowa, resulting in the displacement of over 1,200 employees. This decision adds to a series of recent plant closures announced by...
Christensen Farms, a leading provider of safe, wholesome, and affordable pork, continues its commitment to addressing food insecurity with a recent donation of 3,000 pounds of ground pork to the Food Bank of Iowa. This contribution aligns with the...
Abstract The recently emerged PRRSV 1-4-4 L1C variant (L1C.5) was in vivo and in vitro characterized in this study in comparison with three other contemporary 1-4-4 isolates (L1C.1, L1A, and L1H) and one 1-7-4 L1A isolate. Seventy-two 3-week-old PRRSV-naive pigs...
The men and women involved in Iowa’s pork industry are both enthusiastic and dedicated to the work they do to promote pork and pig production in the state, as well as providing leadership to their county organizations. That’s why...
The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) maintains its commitment to fighting food insecurity by supporting local food pantries across the state with the Pork in the Pantry program. Recognizing the critical role that food pantries play in addressing hunger...
There's no question too big or too small for Ashley Englin, new swine specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in northwest Iowa. On the job just since Jan. 29, she's already working to develop contacts, meet colleagues...
Four educational conferences for pork producers across Iowa will take place February 19-22. The Iowa Pork Producers Association, Iowa Pork Industry Center, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are joining forces to offer updates on the economic outlook...
Lilly Bru, Gladbrook; Abby Elsamiller, Waverly; and Aubrey Johnson, Iowa Falls, are members of the 2024 Iowa Pork Youth Leadership Team. They were selected during Iowa Pork Congress last week. The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) sponsors the contest. Participants are judged...
Iowa’s Master Pork Producers for 2023 were announced Wednesday night at the Iowa Pork Congress banquet in Des Moines. A Master Pork Producer award denotes an individual’s or family’s excellence in pork production, as measured by pork production statistics,...
A chef from Iowa State University won this year’s Taste competition, which traditionally kicks off Iowa Pork Congress week in Des Moines. Joshua Wilkins, Chef de Cuisine with ISU Dining in Ames, claimed first place—or Chef Par Excellence—at the 37th...