Live from World Pork Expo!
The 2010 World Pork Expo is now in full swing in Des Moines, Iowa, beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9, and running through 1 p.m. on Friday, June 11. Pork producers from across the United States and the world have gathered to hear about the latest in pork technology, science and production techniques. A variety of events, hog shows, seminars and a swine-specific trade show lead the activity list. Click here to view videos from our sponsors.
Here’s a look at some of Thursday’s highlights: World Pork Expo News Summary: Thursday, June 10, 2010
Profitability: What a Difference a Year Makes
“The economic situation for pork producers is far better than a year ago today,” said Steve Meyer, president of Paragon Economics, during a World Pork Expo presentation on Thursday. Full story.
FTA Implementation Crucial to U.S. Pork Industry
While the United States delays implementation of free trade agreement with South Korea, they are buying pork elsewhere. Full story.
Summer Weather Looks Promising for Crops
“The summer forecast is much like last summer’s,” according to Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University, and that’s good for corn yields. Full story.
NPB Seeks to Spur Pork Demand
A main goal of the National Pork Board this year will be to refresh and re-position the image of pork among U.S. consumers. Full story.
New Investors Drive up SIP Revenues
The Strategic Investment Program is the largest source of funding for NPPC’s important work on behalf of U.S. pork producers. Full story.
Operation Main Street Expands its Reach
The nearly 800 participants in NPB’s Operation Main Street program continue to help get pork producers’ message out to the public. Full story.