Today the 45th annual South Dakota Pork Congress gets underway in Sioux Falls at the Ramkota. Outgoing Pork Council President Andrew Arhart says their main issue will be how to deal with the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus that hit the U.S. last spring and has now shown up in South Dakota.
Arhart says they’ll also talk about the proposed new state of the air swine unit planned for South Dakota State University. He says recently Governor Daugaard voiced support for the project and that he and his fellow producers will ask state legislators this session for help in funding it. Arhart says it’ll benefit the whole region.
Arhart who has served as President for the past two years will turn the reigns over to President Elect Lester Moeller of Miller who will lead the Pork Council following the meeting.