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Agriculture Secretary to Speak at World Pork Expo

4 June 2014, at 4:30pm

US - US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will speak with growers at the World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds tomorrow, 5 June.

Secretary Vilsack, the state's former governor, will discuss pork exports and update producers on a deadly swine disease - porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) that has killed an estimated seven million piglets in a year, reports Des Moines Register.

He will speak at a luncheon that begins at 11:30am in the Varied Industries Building Upper East Meeting Room.

For more information about World Pork Expo, visit www.worldpork.org.