Iowans among finalists for national pig farmer award

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The National Pork Board announced the finalists for the inaugural award on Sept. 1. The goal of the program is to honor the U.S. pig farmer who best excels at raising pigs using the We CareSM ethical principles of pork production and is best able to share his or her farming story with the American public. The award is part of the Pork Board’s commitment to grow consumer trust in all aspects of U.S. pork production.

McGonegle named new CEO of IPPA

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McGonegle has worked in the pork industry for more than 30 years and started his career with IPPA as a field director in 1983.

The We Care Responsible Pork Initiative

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Every day, the efforts of Iowa hog farmers and all those associated with pork production on farms across America demonstrate care and concern for how pigs are cared for and how pork is produced. The adoption of a statement of ethical principles calls attention to producers’ responsibilities to uphold the highest standards and maintain the public’s trust.

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The Iowa Pork Producers Association is an industry-inclusive organization whose mission is to provide a unified voice to promote and educate for a sustainable, socially responsible, profitable and globally competitive pork industry.