CLIVE, IOWA (May 14, 2024) — Pork producers across Iowa donated more than $43,000 worth of pork to local food pantries during the past few months. It was done in conjunction with the Pork in the Pantry program, organized by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA).

CLIVE, IOWA (April 29, 2024) — Tickets are on sale for the second annual BBQ & Brew at the Ballpark. The event takes place on Saturday, June 22, at Principal Park in Des Moines, 2-7PM. Organized by the Iowa Pork Producers Association and the Iowa Cubs, this fun afternoon for the whole family includes a Backyard BBQ Competition featuring contestants from all over the state, contending for more than $10,000 in prize money.

CLIVE, IOWA (April 18, 2024) — The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) invites Iowans to nominate their favorite restaurant for the 22nd annual Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest. This highly-anticipated event allows the public to help decide which establishment serves up the most delectable breaded pork tenderloin sandwich in the state.

ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS (March 6, 2024) — Dr Paul Sundberg received the Distinguished Service Award at the National Pork Industry Forum in early March in Rosemont, Illinois, for his career-long dedication to bettering the pork industry.

CLIVE, IOWA (March 1, 2024) — March Madness is almost here for college basketball fans, and that means it’s time for Pulled Pork Madness for Iowans who love delicious pulled-pork sandwiches. The Iowa Pork Producers Association is accepting nominations for the restaurant that serves up Iowa’s best pulled-pork sandwich. The annual contest started Friday morning.

CLIVE, IOWA (February 27, 2024) — The men and women involved in Iowa’s pork industry are both enthusiastic and dedicated to the work they do to promote pork and pig production in the state, as well as providing leadership to their county organizations. That’s why the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) tips its hat each year to these local leaders.

CLIVE, IOWA (February 14, 2024) — The Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) maintains its commitment to fighting food insecurity by supporting local food pantries across the state with the Pork in the Pantry program.

CLIVE, IOWA (January 25, 2024) — Iowa’s Master Pork Producers for 2023 were announced Wednesday night at the Iowa Pork Congress banquet in Des Moines. A Master Pork Producer award denotes an individual’s or family’s excellence in pork production, as measured by pork production statistics, dedication to We Care® principles, and contributions to their community.

CLIVE, IOWA (January 24, 2024) — A chef from Iowa State University won this year’s Taste competition, which traditionally kicks off Iowa Pork Congress week in Des Moines.

CLIVE, IOWA (January 24, 2024) — Washington County pig farmer Matt Gent is the new president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA). He took over the role during the organization’s annual meeting in Des Moines on January 23. Gent and his family own a farrow-to-finish swine enterprise called Prairie Pork near Wellman. They also grow corn and soybeans.