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Friday, August 5, 2022
Oklahoma Pork Congress Happening Today- AND a Special Documentary Viewing Sunday
The 2022 Oklahoma Pork Congress is happening downtown in OKC today- with folks involved in the swine industry gathering from across the state.

There will be a special look at dealing with "FADs" this morning- a panel on responding to Foreign Animal Diseases will help kick off the day long program-

Check out the complete program for today's Congress by clicking here.

Coming up Sunday- former OkPork Exec Roy Lee Lindsay (now the top exec at North Carolina Pork) has asked us to tell you about a documentary film that will be shown at the Oklahoma City Documentary Film Festival on Sunday, August 7 at 12:30 pm at the Douglas Auditorium. 
Hog Farmer: The Trials of Joey Carter tells the untold story of a North Carolina hog farmer who found himself at the center of a federal lawsuit involving some of the nation’s most ruthless trial lawyers and one of the world’s largest food companies.

Roy Lee says that it is a stark reminder that agriculture across America remains under attack – from activists, trial lawyers and others who want to put an end to animal agriculture.
You can find more information about the film festival and purchase tickets at www.docokc.org. The showing is Sunday, August 7th at 12:30 PM.

And- below is the trailer for the film that tells the story of Joey Carter:

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Farm Director
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