Statement Of NPPC President R.C. Hunt On USDA Pork Purchase
“The National Pork Producers Council is grateful for USDA’s $100 million supplemental pork purchase, which will be used for various federal food assistance programs.
“This purchase will help pork producers who are struggling with the effects of this severe drought, which has adversely affected much of the nation’s corn crop.
“In fact, many producers still face the prospect of severe losses because of record-high feed prices, which have gone up because of the drought.
“NPPC will continue to work with USDA to help pork producers through this current crisis.”
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Hunt is a pork producer from Wilson, N.C.
NPPC is the global voice for the U.S. pork industry, protecting the livelihoods of America’s 67,000 pork producers, who abide by ethical principles in caring for their animals, in protecting the environment and public health and in providing safe, wholesome, nutritious pork products to consumers worldwide. For more information, visit www.nppc.org.