The voting delegates of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, representing all of the state’s 99 county pork organizations, are in Des Moines this week for the annual meeting to vote on policies.
Association spokeswoman Dal Grooms explains what will be discussed.
Under the pork check-off program, producers pay 45-cents per 100-dollars of pork value. Membership dues are used for lobbying, while the check-off funds can only be used for promotion, education, research, market development and exports.
The industry trade show and seminars as part of the annual Iowa Pork Congress will be held Wednesday and Thursday at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The Iowa Pork Producers will also be naming three young Iowans to the Iowa Pork Youth Leadership Team. Two local residents are among the nine contestants – Gracee Brooks of Manchester representing Delaware County and Kirby Cook of Winthrop representing Buchanan County.
story contribution courtesy of Radio Iowa