2017 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].

2017 Iowa Pork CongressThe focus on pigs at the Iowa Pork Congress this year started with a large injection of optimism from Dr. Lowell Catlett with his podium engaging arm waving for "Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture, The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better!" [video].

A more cautious optimism note came from Dr. Steve Meyer with his "Prices and Profitability: Economic Outlook" [video] which shared where the agriculture, and meat, economy is headed.

Dr. Meyer addressed some of the conversation about packing plants' capacity, new ones coming on line, and the question about how soon that new capacity will be taken up with pigs.

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