SwineCast 0474, National Pork Producers to Congress: Extend Pork Purchase Programs and Open Markets Abroad

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  • National Pork Producers Council President Don Butler returned to Washington to plead the producer's case before a congressional Ag Subcommittee.
  • Major topics:
    • Urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make more purchases of pork for various federal food assistance programs.
    • Pressure U.S. trading partners, particularly China and Russia, to eliminate their barriers to U.S. pork imports.
    • Conduct a study of the economic impact on the livestock industry of an expansion of corn-ethanol production and usage.