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WPA to Address Status of the Pork Industry at Corn/Soy Expo
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/26/2018

Wisconsin pork producers are invited to attend the 'Current Status of the U.S. Pork Industry' at next week's Corn/Soy Expo in Wisconsin Dells. The seminar will take place on February 1 at the Kalahari Resort, where national pork industry organization speakers and members of the University of Wisconsin-Extension Swine Team will discuss issues facing the hog business.

Dr. Chris Hostetler, Director of Animal Science for the National Pork Board will discuss challenges producers are facing with whole-herd mortality rates, and actions that the Pork Checkoff is taking to help producers on this issue. He will also give an update on other Pork Checkoff activities, including priorities for the organization in 2018.

Maria Zieba will provide an update on progress of the NAFTA and South Korean trade negations, as well as provide a broader picture of the successes and challenges facing pork exports. Zieba is the Director of International Affairs for the National Pork Producers Council.

Meanwhile, Adam Hady and Lyssa Seefeldt with UW-Extension will talk about Wisconsin pork production trends.

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