(Des Moines) -- The state's pork producers while attending the annual Iowa Pork Congress... were discussing possible scenarios that could hurt pork exports. Bill Tentinger of Le Mars has just completed his term as president of the pork organization. He says producers are talking about the country of origin labeling requirement, and how it may have the potential to disrupt pork exports. The pork official says the new rule violates the terms of the World Trade Organization, and he says the U-S currently exports up to 28 percent of its pork product.
It is estimated the pork industry contributes nearly $5 billion annually to Iowa's economy.