Local Pork Producer Worried About High Grain Prices
(Le Mars) -- With corn selling at more than $7.00 a bushel and soybeans at more than $16.00 a bushel, and with expectations for even higher prices as the nation's drought worsens, livestock producers, and especially swine and poultry producers are worried about the rising price of grain. Bill Tentinger is a pork producer from Le Mars. He also serves as the president of the Iowa Pork Producers Association. He spoke on behalf of the state's pork producers during a drought meeting held Tuesday and hosted by Governor Terry Branstad. Tentinger says there are many pork producers that are quitting the business because grain prices are too costly.