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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...
Washington County pig farmer Matt Gent is the new president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA). He took over the role during the organization’s annual meeting in Des Moines on January 23. Gent and his family own a...
A team of researchers from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine Field Epidemiology is currently engaged in an epidemiological study to monitor and assess the practices implemented in swine breeding herds following outbreaks of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory...
The 2024 Iowa Pork Congress, North America’s largest winter swine trade show, takes place on Jan. 24 and 25 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. It will be the 51st annual event, with more than 4,500 attendees,...
The Iowa Pork Producers Association’s viral “Purchase Moore Hamann Bacon” marketing initiative with Iowa State football players was named the Best NIL Deal of 2023 by Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal (SBJ), a prominent and widely respected national...
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley shared insights into the Line Speed Trial for pork processing facilities and its potential impact on Iowa's pork producers. Grassley emphasized the need for certainty in the market for farmers and argued that the faster...
The Iowa Pork Producers Association will donate $10,000 worth of pork this week to help fight food insecurity in central Iowa. The Food Bank of Iowa and the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) will receive donations, which will...
In a recent legal development, a 52-year-old man from Rock Rapids, Iowa, named Robert Bickerstaff, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, potentially facing up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Bickerstaff, who oversaw livestock buying stations...
The Iowa Pork Producers Association paid tribute to seven players in the state high school football championships for their valuable, but often unheralded, contributions. The Hog of the Game Award goes to the outstanding offensive lineman in each of...