NPPC cancels 2020 World Pork Expo
The National Pork Producers Council has decided to cancel the 2020 World Pork Expo in June due to Covid-19 human health concerns.
In a statement, NPPC president AV Roth of Wisconsin, says the board unanimously agreed the decision was necessary. He says by eliminating any Covid-19-related uncertainty surrounding the event, it allows producers and others in the ag industry to focus on the essential role they play in the nation’s food supply system.
This marks the second year World Pork Expo, the world’s large pork-specific trade show, has been canceled. The 2019 event was called off out of an abundance of caution as African swine fever spread through Asia and other parts of that region.
The 2021 World Pork Expo is scheduled for June 9-11 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.