One of the big draws of the Iowa Pork Congress is their dynamic trade show that draws in pork industry vendors to show off their latest technology, products and scientific advances. Here's a few that caught my eye.
Iowa Pork Congress keynote speaker Andy Curliss, CEO of the NC Pork Council, will discuss how a significant, coordinated effort is threatening animal agriculture, not only in his state, but across the country.
Travel the country. Meet farmers from other states. Develop your leadership skills. Sound interesting? Consider applying for the Iowa Pork Leadership Academy or the Illinois Future Leaders Class of 2020-2021.
Chicken lovers who demand more than the natural, organic, or free-range labels slapped on pretty much everything these days may be happily surprised to find a new product in the supermarket freezer: Applegate Farms has started shipping Non-GMO Project Verified organic chicken nuggets to retailers nationwide.
One industry feeds the other—and both need relief from trade conflicts. Iowa Soybean Association president Lindsay Geiner tells Chip Flory on AgriTalk about the current crop conditions and state of the pork industry.
The 30th annual World Pork Expo is just around the corner. You'll find plenty of innovation, education and opportunities for networking at the show, held June 6-8 at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.
Researchers have documented the potential for feed ingredients to transport viruses as well as potential mitigation steps that can reduce this risk. However, potential nutritional challenges must be understood, too.