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USMEF Represented at World Pork Conference in Germany

Published: Oct 06, 2011
USMEF Chair-elect Danita Rodibaugh, President and CEO Philip Seng and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications Dan Halstrom are in Bonn, Germany, for the World Pork Conference, which is being hosted Oct. 6-7 by the International Meat Secretariat (IMS).

Seng said food security, sustainability and rising production costs are just a few of the issues that will be front-and-center at the conference.

“This is the sixth IMS World Pork Conference, where we work to promote the consumption and trade of pork products across the globe,” he explained. “It’s going to be a very exciting conference, with an informative description of what’s going on in the world markets. This includes the impact of higher grain prices and higher energy costs, and of course we’ll be discussing trade barriers and other issues that impact the global marketplace.”

Rodibaugh, a pork producer from Rensselaer, Ind., and a longtime leader in the U.S. pork industry, is a featured speaker at the conference. Her presentation will address pork consumption trends and the nutritional attributes of U.S. pork.

A full agenda and further details about the World Pork Conference are available online.