The Minnesota Pork Producers Association will be hosting a Pork Lenders Meeting virtually on Tuesday August 18, 2020 at 1:00. The meeting objective is "to inform pork and agricultural lenders about current economic and political trends affecting the pork industry and pig farmers." I am not an agricultural lender or a pig farmer. However, I am interested in the economic and political conditions affecting the pork industry because that is a huge market for the corn and soybeans I grow every year!

The speakers for the meeting include Brett staurt with Global AgriTrends and Minnesota Pork Producers Association CEO David Preisler. There is no charge for the Zoom meeting but you do have to pre-register. When you are registered you will be emailed a Zoom link and more information along with registration confirmation.

The pork industry was at about break even for the last couple years and they really took a hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact you could make a pretty good argument that the pork industry got hit the hardest of all the agricultural segments. Corn and soybean farmers need pig farmers doing well if we are going to be successful!