House Resolution 3 - Introduced HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 3 BY FRY , MOORE , and BACON A Resolution recognizing the importance of the Iowa 1 Pork Congress to Iowa’s pork industry and the 2 economic importance of that industry to Iowa as 3 documented in a recently published study. 4 WHEREAS, the Iowa Pork Producers Association has 5 sponsored the Iowa Pork Congress each year since 6 1972; and 7 WHEREAS, the Iowa Pork Congress is the largest 8 winter swine trade show in the United States attracting 9 4,987 people from Iowa and the Midwest in 2016; and 10 WHEREAS, the 2017 Iowa Pork Congress will be held in 11 Des Moines on January 25 and 26; and 12 WHEREAS, during the 2017 Iowa Pork Congress, 13 attendees will be presented with the latest 14 comprehensive data available regarding economic 15 contributions to this state made by the pork industry; 16 and 17 WHEREAS, the data is contained in a recently 18 published study prepared by Decision Innovation 19 Solutions entitled “Iowa Pork Industry Report” which 20 describes the economic impacts of the pork industry on 21 this state including more than $756 million in state 22 taxes paid, $1.5 billion in federal taxes paid, $36.7 23 billion in total economic output, 141,000 jobs, $12.1 24 billion in value-added output, and 8.2 billion in labor 25 income; NOW THEREFORE, 26 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE, That the House of 27 Representatives recognizes the important role of 28 -1- LSB 2146HH (3) 87 da/rj 1/ 2
H.R. 3 the Iowa Pork Congress in improving pork production 1 practices and expanding markets for pork and pork 2 products; and 3 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE, That the House 4 of Representatives recognizes the economic impact 5 of the Iowa pork industry on this state’s economy as 6 documented in the Iowa Pork Industry Report; and 7 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Chief Clerk of 8 the House of Representatives shall transmit certified 9 copies of this Resolution to Mr. Al Wulfekuhle, 2016 10 President of the Iowa Pork Producers Association and 11 Mr. Curtis Meier, 2017 President of the Iowa Pork 12 Producers Association. 13 -2- LSB 2146HH (3) 87 da/rj 2/ 2