As they gathered in the bleachers to listen to industry leaders and experts share their knowledge about the swine industry, I couldn’t help but think these are the most important faces of our industry.
Francis Forst, outgoing chairman of the Missouri Pork Association, presented the Outstanding Legislator Award to Representative John Wiemann (R-103rd District) during the 2019 Missouri Pork Expo on Feb. 12.
A recent study says pesticide levels in organically grown foods is equal to conventionally grown foods. Yes, consumers are paying more for organic foods that still use pesticides. But that won't change their minds.
The jury verdict against a hog farm last week sent reverberations throughout the pork industry. It was the first of several pending lawsuits in North Carolina, and it set a dangerous and uncomfortable precedent.
Are you interested in the future of pork production, new technologies, or want to be a leader in the pork industry and are still in high school? Then the 2019 University of Missouri Pork Institute is your answer.