The National Pork Producers Council says it plans to hold the World Pork Expo this year, marking the return of the event after a two-year hiatus due to a pair of global animal and human health concerns.
The last two weeks have brought together industry leaders from around the globe to network and discuss topics relating to international trade, first at the World Meat Congress in Dallas, Texas and then again at the 30th annual World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.
Trade was a major topic at this year’s World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, where USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach and Gregg Doud, chief agriculture negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, were among the speakers. But other topics, including a Foot and Mouth Disease vaccine bank, were up for discussion.
DES MOINES, Iowa, June 7, 2017 — The National Pork Board (NPB), with support from USDA and other ag organizations, is working on a voluntary plan to minimize business disruption from foreign animal diseases.