Pork Checkoff Tele-conference Today

by 5m Editor
27 December 2007, at 8:09am

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.

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, 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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