The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) announced that the 2020 World Pork Expo in June will be cancelled due to COVID-19 human health concerns.
“While deeply disappointed to cancel this year’s Expo, NPPC’s board of directors unanimously agreed it was prudent to make this decision now,” said NPPC President Howard “A.V.” Roth, a pork producer from Wauzeka, Wisconsin. “By eliminating COVID 19-related uncertainty surrounding the event, we allow producers and others across the industry to focus on the essential role we play in the nation’s food supply system at this critical time.”
World Pork Expo 2019 was cancelled last year due to concerns about African Swine Fever in China. World Pork Expo 2021 is scheduled for June 9-11 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.