Remembering ‘The Pork Economist’ Glen Grimes

Jamie JohansenAg Group, economics, NPPC, Pork, World Pork Expo

World Pork Expo 2008 Glenn GrimesThe National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) reports the passing of University of Missouri Professor Glenn Grimes on July 2, 2017. Agricultural economy was Grimes’ claim to fame and he served in pork industry for many years.

We last spoke with Glenn in 2008 at the World Pork Expo. There he provided views on the 2008 state of the industry and what producers could expect and do to survive the following 18 months.

NPPC CEO Neil Dierks said: “Finding words to express what Professor Grimes meant to the U.S. pork industry is extremely difficult given the decades of fundamental work and knowledge he contributed to it. He examined and framed the foundational economics of today’s pork industry for the benefit of all participants, particularly producers. His contributions to the understanding of markets and his educational efforts to share that understanding are beyond significant.”