2016 Iowa Pork Congress

Featured Presentations

Helping Connect Pork With Consumers

Pork on the Menu!Pork on the Menu! A panel with chefs and food experts talks about how pork is thought of on menus and what chefs are doing to engage consumers around food with pork [video].

Nuisance Case And The Bottom Line?

Iowa Regulations & Nuisance Case UpdateIowa Regulations & Nuisance Case Update Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm, bring producers at the Iowa Pork Congress up to date on recent rulings with respect to nuisance cases. Eldon covered the specifics of new rulings and details what producers should be thinking about when they want to expand. Eldon also reviews cases in other states and how they may impact future litigation [video].

What Is The Pork Economic Outlook?

Prices and Profitability: Economic OutlookPrices and Profitability: Economic Outlook Dr. Steve Meyer, Kerns and Associates, provides a refresh on the current economics for the pork business. Dr. Meyer reminds the audience of the risks of foreign animal disease, trade policy and politics uncertainly, and prices if all the processing plants get full in 2019 [video].

All of the 2016 Iowa Pork Congress Material

2016 Iowa Pork CongressThere were many conversations in Iowa on the freedom to do business and adding equipment plus expertise to improve profits. Attorney Eldon McAfee shared the status on active nuisance cases; there are more in the courtroom this year than in recent memory as producers look for common ground with incoming neighborhoods [video].

Iowa has been ground zero for pit foam research (and it’s related dangers) so if that’s an issue for you, dig deep on the pit foam session [series].

And the keynote, Dr. Patrick Moore, Ecosense, shares a perspective on how science, policy, and personal beliefs weave together possible conflicting views on the environment, climate, and food [video].

Thanks to the Iowa Pork Producers Association for support in sharing these presentations with you.