From chops to loins, ham to bacon, pork is the most consumed meat in the world. Pork production in the U.S. is worth an estimated $23.4 billion per year, with around 26% of the nearly 2.2 million metric tons of pork and pork products exported to other countries. Pigs consume billions of bushels of grain and oilseeds, giving a steady market to row crop farmers and they provide income for more than 60,000 pork producers, primarily in the Midwest. This week, learn more about Ohio pork production and how the industry has weathered the challenges of 2020 and beyond.
00:00 – Ohio Pork Council Executive Vice President Cheryl Day
23:50 – Licking County, Ohio hog farmer Brad Heimerl tells his family’s story ‘To the Beat of Agriculture’
32:20 – Dr. Chris Winslow, director of Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program gives some insights to the small Lake Erie algal bloom of 2020