The president of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is celebrating progress made in 2019 despite the challenges and setting priorities for 2020.
On a call with reporters Wednesday, NPPC president David Herring of Lillington, NC pointed to both USMCA and the recent Japan agreement as successes in 2019 for pork producers, and getting the China phase one deal across the finish line as one of the 2020 priorities. Herring says NPPC is pleased with funding approved by Congress for more agricultural inspectors to prevent African swine fever (ASF) and other foreign animal diseases (FAD) from entering the United States. NPPC will also continue its legal challenge to California’s Proposition 12, which imposes animal housing standards that reach outside of California’s borders.
Joining Herring on a press call by NPPC CEO Neil Dierks, Vice President Global Government Affairs Nick Giordano, and Chief Veterinarian Dr. Liz Wagstrom. Listen here:
NPPC 2019/20 press call (24:50)