2017 Iowa Pork Congress

Featured Presentations

Stay Safe, Understand Pit Foam Issues

Pit Foam and Producer SafetyPit Foam and Producer Safety Leon Sheets, Iowa Pork Producers, shares what needs to be done to make sure safety is first for pit foam activity. Mr. Sheets emphasis training staff, understanding the process of how pit foam accidents happen, and what needs to be done to improve safety [video].

Confessions Of A Greenpeace Dropout

Agriculture, Human Health, and Environment: Confessions Of A Greenpeace DropoutAgriculture, Human Health, and Environment: Confessions Of A Greenpeace Dropout Dr. Patrick Moore, Ecosense, is a former leader of Greenpeace who shares his thoughts on how environmental and climate science today, as it is shared, is clouded by believes that are not sustainable by actual science. Dr. Moore dives into the specifics of current policy and views of governments and organizations related to food, agriculture, and the environment. [video].

Updates on Iowa Environmental Regulations and Farm Impacts

Iowa Environmental Regulations & Nuisance Case UpdateIowa Environmental Regulations & Nuisance Case Update Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm, covers what is happening with ag nuisance cases, manure handling, and livestock truck wash regulation. As always, Mr. McAfee details the issues and offers an analysis on what farm operators can expect on future regulation activities [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.