Pork Checkoff Tele-conference Today

US - The Pork Checkoff will host a news media conference call following the USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report today, December 27, at 3.00pm.
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The quarterly teleconference will feature three distinguished agricultural economists and their reactions to the report.

The panel will include:
Dr. John Lawrence, Extension Livestock Economist, Iowa State University, Victor Aideyan, Sr, Risk Management Consultant, Farms.com and Len Steiner, President, Steiner Consulting Group, Manchester, New Hampshire Details: Date: Thursday, December 27, 2007 Time: 3:00 pm CST Number: 877-782 - 9682 ID #: 28903107 Conference Name: National Pork BoardModerator: Teresa Roof

The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. Through a legislative national Pork Checkoff, pork producers invest $0.40 for each $100 value of hogs sold. Pork importers also invest a comparable amount. It funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, producer education, research, technology, swine health and pork safety.
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