Recently, Congressman John Boehner, Speaker of the House visited Wuebker Farms in Versailles, OH.
Wuebker Farms co-owners, Jeff and Alan Wuebker, their families, representatives from Ohio Farm Bureau andthe Ohio Pork Council were present for the Speaker’s visit and offered him insight on many issues facing today’s pork industry.
Bill Minton, DVM, nationally recognized swine veterinarian from Chickasaw, OH, was also present and was able to provide an update on Ohio’s work to combat porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV).
Jeff Wuebker noted that it was great to have Speaker Boehner on the farm to witness hands-on, what he and his family, as well as all the individuals in the pork industry do every day to produce safe, affordable pork for the American consumer.
He added that his visit served as a good reminder of the many challenges producers face in the swine industry, and how important the federal government is in helping farmers protect the food supply. Agriculture is the number one industry in the Speaker's district, as well as in Ohio with over $100 billion in economic activity each year.