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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced this week that $3.8 million in cost share funds to help over 1,900 farmers install nutrient reduction practices have been obligated to farmers in 97 counties.
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey joined Branstad in making the announcement at the Iowa State Fair during the governor’s weekly press conference.
Agriculture in the Classroom helps teachers connect core subject matter with agriculture by providing real world examples for their students. This K-12 program helps students understand the value and source of agriculture as it affects quality of life. This includes the science of food production, understanding how agriculture and the environment are intertwined, and how we can continue to improve agriculture practices to feed an ever increasing world population.
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.
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.