Des Moines, Iowa — The voting delegates of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, representing all of the state’s 99 county pork organizations are in Des Moines for the annual meeting to vote on policies.

Association spokeswoman Dal Grooms explains what is being discussed.

Under the pork check-off program, producers pay 45-cents per 100-dollars of pork value. Membership dues are used for lobbying, while the check-off funds can only be used for promotion, education, research, market development, and exports.

The industry trade show and seminars as part of the annual Iowa Pork Congress are being held this Wednesday and Thursday at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.

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