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2003 National Pork Industry Forum

by 5m Editor
4 March 2003, at 12:00am

US - The National Pork Industry Forum is the annual business meeting of the U.S. pork industry. This years event was held in Dallas, Texas and ran from 6-8th March.

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Pork producers from across the nation serve as Pork Act delegates following appointment by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The National Pork Board looks to a broad base of producer input. The 44 state pork associations put forth the following issues as being critical to the industry.

These delegates determine business as it relates to the pork checkoff program, including the rate of the checkoff, currently at 0.40 of one percent of the market value of each animal, which is 40 cents per $100 in value. Also, these delegates determine the amount of the national checkoff that is distributed to state pork associations for checkoff funded programs; currently that rate is 20% of the national checkoff revenues.

The Pork Act, created in 1985 to form the national legislative producer checkoff program, oversees programs in promotion, research and consumer information.

To find out more information and checkoff related business decisions from the latest Pork Forum, Click Here.

Source: National Pork Board - 4th March 2003

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