Pork Producers Take on D.C. for Fall Fly-in

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Regulation

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NPPC President Scott Hays, Missouri Pork Association Board of Directors member Anthony Russo, and Missouri Pork Association Executive Vice President Don Nikodim, chat before heading to meet with members of Congress on Capitol Hill.
Courtesy National Pork Producers Coucil

More than 100 pork producers from around the country attended the National Pork Producers Council’s (NPPC) Spring Legislative Action Conference last week in Washington, D.C. The biannual fly-in featured a variety of speakers, a media briefing and NPPC’s widely popular congressional “Baconfest” reception in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress.

NPPC President Scott Hays kicked off the event by sharing the importance of having producers travel to meet with their members of Congress:


Hays said, “Having you here in Washington, speaking up for our industry, is critical to having lawmakers understand that decisions they make in Washington affect how we can continue to provide safe, nutritious food to American families and consumers worldwide.”

During the two-day event, NPPC policy experts focused on four key issue areas:

  • 2023 Farm Bill priorities
  • Finding a legislative solution to California Proposition 12
  • Expanding trade and market access
  • Strengthening the H-2A visa program