Porker Ride

date is set

   The date has been announced for the fifth annual Jones County Pork Producers Porker Ride.

   It will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, with ride sites and stops to be determined.

   More details will be available in the coming months.


Producers laud

governor’s aid

to diagnosic lab

   Iowa Pork Producers Association president Kevin Rasmussen, and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association president Bob Noble, issued a statement, on Jan. 17, regarding Gov. Kim Reynolds’ support of upgrading Iowa State University’s Diagnostic Lab.

   The statement reads as follows:

   “Pig farmers and cattle producers across Iowa are extremely grateful Governor Kim Reynolds is providing significant financial support to upgrade Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab and we hope the Iowa legislature will join her in providing additional funding, as she has proposed.

   “The new state-of-the-art facility will keep Iowa State at the forefront in helping recognize foreign animal diseases that threaten the nation’s food supply well into the future. We sincerely appreciate her efforts and willingness to keep animal and human health as top priorities.”




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