Pork producers navigate a week of advocacy and growth

Sep 26, 2023

The week was laden with activities for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), engaging in advocacy and witnessing the steady rise of pork exports. Randy Spronk, an experienced voice from NPPC, presented a testimony on renewing the GSP program. This program stands as a cornerstone, helping emerging economies and subsequently expanding market avenues for U.S. pork. 

Representatives from NPPC marked their presence at the Leman Swine Conference, a hub for discussing the multifaceted challenges of the swine industry. The discussions revolved around a spectrum of topics, ranging from African swine fever to gene editing. Importantly, the event served as a melting pot for international collaborations, facilitating dialogue on U.S. pork trade with nations grappling with African swine fever. 

Adding a cherry on top, the export numbers for July brought smiles, with U.S. pork exports continuing their record-breaking journey. The surge was prominently seen in markets, with Mexico at the forefront and noticeable upticks in regions like Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. The ascending export graph spells good news for the producers, marking a significant portion of the overall pork production. 

The week was a blend of NPPC’s relentless pursuit of favorable trade norms and addressing the industry’s pressing concerns. The unwavering upward trend in pork exports paints a hopeful picture for the future of U.S. pork producers. 

Source : wisconsinagconnection
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