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World Pork Expo Audio Special

World Pork Expo 2014 Audio Special for June 5, 2014

-Dallas Hockman, the vice president of industry relations with the National Pork Producers Council, discusses efforts to enhance communications with key corporate customers in response to increasing pressure from animal rights activists.
Feature Runs: 8:31

-Dr. Tom Burkgren, the executive Director of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, provides an update on efforts to contain the spread of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus.
Feature Runs: 5:48

-Dr. Steve Meyer, the president of Paragon Economics, updates the hog market outlook and discusses the impact of PEDv on live hog prices.
Feature Runs 5:34

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