Minnesota pork production will take center stage on Thursday, June 7, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Alexandria Rotary Club.
Pam Gierke of Gierke Farms will address the group at noon in the Broadway Ballroom of the Garden Center Bowling Lane at 115 30th Ave. E. in Alexandria.
Randy Spronk likes to say that “hog production is in my genes.” Spronk, whose ancestors raised hogs in the Netherlands and who today is a pork producer in Edgerton, Minn., has been elected president-elect of the National Pork Producers Council. He becomes the organization’s president next spring.
Pork exports were phenomenal last year, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has forecast the same for this year. However, the bears are not so easily convinced. They were watching pork prices fall in China (our largest export market).
Pork producers from across North Dakota were in Jamestown Tuesday to talk shop, meet each other and discuss threats to the industry.
Close to 30 producers converged at the 40th annual Pork Convention put on by the North Dakota Pork Council at the Gladstone Inn & Suites.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will continue to advise the Agriculture Department on the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s rewrite of the rule governing the Packers and Stockyards Act, outgoing Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney said July 12.
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