Nearly 20,000 pork producers and industry experts from about 38 countries are at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines this week, including National Pork Producers Council president R.C. Hunt of North Carolina.
I had a chance to chat with R.C. this morning after he gave an update to the media about trade issues. R.C. is excited about expo this year and the great weather we’ve had so far and he is hopeful that exports for the industry will do as well as they did last year, but he is concerned about actions of food retailers toward forcing producers to make significant production changes.