October is Pork Month and the importance of the industry in our area is being highlighted by the local Pork Queen. Queen Lexi Marek says Washington County has the most pork producers in the state of Iowa and is one of the top in the nation. She adds the special emphasis of the month shows how important pork is to the world and how the county can make a difference in feeding the world.
Marek says when the H1N1 virus was prevalent a few years ago it impacted the pork industry in many ways, but assures everyone that the farmers are doing their best to make sure that pork is of the best quality. To find out more about the pork industry, contact Iowa Pork Board member, Heather Hora.