The only place in Iowa where you'll hear someone complain about ethanol is inside the swine barn at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
A large international turnout is expected here this week at the World Pork Expo. Hot topics include pushing for free trade with Panama, Colombia, and especially South Korea.
News that the federal government says it's safe to cook pork and leave a little pink in the middle opens up menus to better tasting recipes and perhaps better sales. And then there's all the new equipment on display, including the latest machines that take pigs from this life to the next—like one called the Ecodrum—"Animal Mortality Management."