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Ag in the AM: Pork Expo Starts in Des Moines

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DES MOINES, Iowa - The World Pork Expo kicks off Wednesday in Des Moines. 

Nearly 20,000 pork producers and industry experts from throughout the world will be at the Iowa State Fairgrounds today through Friday.

People from 38-countries will get to see more than 400 commercial exhibits spread across the fairgrounds.

For the first time, Expo attendees can use a free mobile app for instant access to the latest schedule, a map to navigate the show and a list of exhibitors.

Proceeds from World Pork Expo are used to develop export markets and to lobby lawmakers.