USDA Deputy Secretary, Jim Moseley, will visit with pork producers at a luncheon hosted by the National Pork Producers Council during this year's World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa. The event will take place on Friday, June 11.

Moseley plays a key role in developing public policy for agriculture, the environment and natural resource conservation at the state and national levels. Prior to his appointment as USDA deputy secretary, Moseley, an Indiana pork producer, was the managing partner of Infinity Pork, LLC. He also owned Ag Ridge Farms, which specialized in grains. Both operations are located in Clarks
Hill, Ind.

Also attending the luncheon will be Ron DeHaven, administrator of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Valerie Regan, assistant deputy administrator of APHIS Veterinary Services. There also will be several Iowa state officials, including Ellen Gordon, homeland security advisor; Brent Halling, deputy secretary of agriculture; and John Schiltz, Iowa's state veterinarian.

NPPC's World Pork Expo, the world's largest pork exhibition in the world, will be held June 10-12 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. To register to attend WPX or for more information, visit the official Web site, www.worldpork.org

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