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3/31/2015
IPPA culinary contests bring out best in pork entrees
Contests have been held in Council Bluffs and Ankeny this month.

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3/31/2015
Iowa pig crop grows 3 percent during first quarter
Iowa's swine inventory stood at 20.4 million head on March 1.

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3/31/2015
Global food security symposium coming to Ames
A whole systems approach will be taken to examining the factors involved in learning how to feed the world now and in the future.

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3/18/2015
Family farms are focus of new agriculture census data
USDA says 97 percent of all Iowa and U.S. farms are family owned enterprises.

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3/17/2015
Port congestion, economic headwinds slow January pork exports
January pork exports fell 16 percent despite increased shipments to Korea and the Dominican Republic.

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3/17/2015
Silos & Smokestacks announces retirement of long-time president
Don Short will step down this summer after 14 years at the helm of Iowa's only national heritage area.

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3/16/2015
State announces funding of three watershed demo projects
The Iowa Pork Producers Association is one of 30 organizations supporting the projects.

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3/9/2015
Collaboration is the path forward for water quality
Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey urges cooperation in addressing water quality.

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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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