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Foreign pork disease: Our turn is coming

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Audio: Dr. Dave Pyburn

During the rounds of press conferences at the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, one statement rendered the gaggle of reporters silent.

A press conference with the National Pork Board featured talks about trade and product promotion, but Dr. Dave Pyburn made it so you could hear a pin drop when he told us it was not a matter of “if” but a matter of “when” the pork industry would be hit by a foreign animal disease.

Dr. Pyburn gives us a basic outline of what the secure pork supply program is and what it will do.

Why are these steps appropriate?

Pyburn says the program will allow movement of hogs to resume once safe supplies are located.

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