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PORK

The World Pork Expo, hosted by the National Pork Producers Council, was held in Des Moines on June 8-10.
The new CEO of the National Pork Producers Council held previous leadership roles at the state and checkoff levels in the pork industry.
New leadership, branding and increased funding on behalf of American pork producers was announced by the National Pork Producers Council on Wednesday.
Heartland Hutterian Brethren Inc. in Pipestone County has filed for a permit with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for the 9,600 head hog finishing facility in Pipestone County.

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Steve Meyer of Partners for Production Agriculture out of Ames, Iowa, during a Pork Checkoff webinar on Thursday, March 30, the day of the report, noted that almost all of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s numbers were below analyst expectations.
The U.S. Supreme Court at its March 25 conference agreed to hear a case brought by the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation against California’s Proposition 12, which bans the sale of pork from hogs born to sows that weren’t raised according to the state’s “arbitrary” production standards.
The USDA said it approved faster line speeds at Clemens Food Group in Hatfield, Pennsylvania; Quality Pork Processors in Austin, Minnesota; and Wholestone Farms Cooperative in Fremont, Nebraska. The companies did not respond to requests for comment.

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