A Plymouth County Pork Producer says the 35th Annual World Pork Expo is well attended, but also reveals the concerns pork producers have about the industry.
Bill Tentinger of rural Le Mars says the mood of the producers this week was cautious, mainly because of the current economic issues facing producers.
Pork producers are facing a unique economic climate, in that all segments of the pork industry are in a downturn. Tentinger says the typical greeting response this week by producers he met was “hangin’ in there”. He says the industry must work together, as they are all in this condition together. The Expo wraps up today at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.