World Pork Expo last week brought a highlight of pork industry priorities. The National Pork producers Council (NPPC) used the event to focus on the organization’s priorities in 2021.
Those include the federal district court ruling striking down faster harvest facility line speeds. They are also challenging California’s Proposition 12, which is set to go into effect next year. It will impose arbitrary animal housing standards that reach far outside the State’s borders, while driving up costs for pork producers and consumers.
Other priorities for NPPC include expanding export markets, addressing agriculture labor reform, and advocating for measures to ensure foreign agriculture diseases remain outside the country.