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3/3/2015
IPPA Regional Conferences provide key updates
Hog farmers heard from several experts on topics of interest.

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3/3/2015
IPPA launches new pork exhibit in Des Moines
The project is intended to help educated consumers about modern hog farming and how pork is raised.

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2/24/2015
Nominations sought for 2015 Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Awards
Nearly 220 Iowa farm families have been recognized since the award was established in 2012.

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2/16/2015
Northey receives national water quality award
The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture was honored for his work on the Iowa Water Quality Initiative.

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2/6/2015
Iowa hog farmer addresses Iowa newspaper luncheon
Washington hog farmer Heather Hora talked about the industry and her own pig farming business.

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2/4/2015
New Pork Youth Leadership Team announced
The Iowa Pork Queen, Princess and Youth Ambassador will represent the association at events throughout the year.

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2/4/2015
Coalition calls for immediate end to port dispute
Thousands of containers of pork and other ag products haven't been shipped and pork prices are tumbling.

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1/21/2015
Study: Food labels helpful but their claims raise skepticism
The Iowa Food and Family Project survey shows food quality is the most important consideration for consumers.

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1/15/2015
Agriculture groups and city of Cedar Rapids to collaborate on key water project
$2 million will be used for Middle Cedar River water quality improvement projects.

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1/15/2015
November pork export volumes lower, but value remains on record pace
Year-to-date 2014 volume totals are running 2 percent ahead of the same period in 2013.

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1/9/2015
FFA officially opens IPPA classroom
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held at the FFA Enrichment Center last month.

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1/5/2015
2015 Iowa Pork Congress to be held Jan. 28-29 in Des Moines
The tradeshow and conference is being held at the Iowa Events Center and is open to all hog farmers.

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1/5/2015
Iowa producers touched by Snowball Express event
The Iowans helped serve more than 1,800 children and military family members from across the U.S. at the event.

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1/5/2015
Hog inventory continues rebound
USDA's December Hogs and Pigs report indicates the number of hogs in Iowa increased 1 percent from September.

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12/11/2014
IPPA to host 2015 Cyclone Swine Spectacular
Kids from eight to 18 who are interested in pork production are encouraged to attend on Feb. 28.

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12/11/2014
ISU names new animal science chair
Donald Beermann is the former head of the University of Nebraska animal science department.

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12/11/2014
Study shows farming even stronger driver of Iowa economy
Animal agriculture's contribution to the state economy increased $3.5 billion.

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12/2/2014
Northey makes water quality budget request
Secretary of Agriculture seeks to add to Water Quality Initiative success.

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11/25/2014
Iowa’s largest hog farmer donates pork to armed services members
Each Iowa service member is receiving $28 worth of pork coupons.

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11/25/2014
Iowa farmers invest millions on conservation in fiscal 2014 state cost-share program
Nearly 2,400 farmers contributed $13 million to implement new conservation practices during the fiscal year.

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