Ag Policy


Exploring export potential

Mar 08, 2016 by Drovers
Two teams of Iowa Pork Producers Association leaders and staff returned recently from separate meat missions to the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Cuba.

U.S. pork exports struggle but finish 2015 strong

Mar 04, 2016 by Drovers
Despite struggling for most of 2015, U.S. pork exports posted a strong finish during December, ending a tough year on a high note. December export volume was up 3 percent from 2014. For the year, U.S. pork and pork vari

Can COOL be voluntary? Canada says 'no'

Jan 19, 2016 by Drovers
During a recent visit to Washington D.C., Canadian Agricultural Minister Lawrence MacAulay stressed that Canada does not support country-of-origin labeling, whether mandatory or voluntary.

Meat of the Matter: Snack attack

Jan 18, 2016 by Drovers
A pair of innovative marketers may have found a way to address consumer concerns about health and the environment with a simple strategy: open package, consume product.

Children's author training

Jan 15, 2016 by My Beef Checkoff
Did you know ‚... the Children's Literature Author Training was held Jan. 7-10 in Orlando, Fla.? The event was designed especially for authors identified as key opinion leaders, with selection priority on those

Berman: Looking ahead to 2016

Jan 11, 2016 by Drovers
There were high points and low points in 2015 for the pork industry as it dealt with welfare legislation, food companies and activists. Here's what to expect in 2016.

Focus on protein

Jan 01, 2016 by My Beef Checkoff
DID YOU KNOW ... that it takes TWO TO THREE TIMES MORE CALORIES from plant-based alternatives to get the same amount of protein as you get in a 3-oz. serving of lean beef? What's more, the protein in beef is "complete,"