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.
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.
Iowa State University broke ground on a new state-of-the-art facility this month. The new Feed Mill and Grain Science Center is a piece of a larger effort. ISU also created a new minor in Feed Science and Technology.
A growing school district, an active housing boom and rising pay scales are just a few examples of how the new Prestage Foods of Iowa pork processing plant in Eagle Grove, Iowa, is impacting the local economy.
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.
2018 beef and pork exports will use a combined total of 14.9 million tons of corn and DDGS, which equates to an additional 459.7 million bushels of corn produced – an increase of 29 percent over the 2015 projections.