NPPC campaign to showcase the industry's environmental stewardship

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has introduced a multimedia campaign, “Farming today for tomorrow,” to highlight US pork producers’ long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and further reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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“Conservation is important to the future of our family operation because we rely on the ground. They’re not making any new ground,” said Duane Stateler, a hog farmer from McComb, Ohio, featured in the campaign. “It’s invaluable to us that we protect and preserve what we already have.”

“As a third-generation farmer, we’ve learned from our parents and grandparents that taking care of the land is important and that we have a responsibility to do so,” said Lori Stevermer, a hog farmer from Easton, Minnesota, also featured in the campaign. “I want clean air and clean water because I live on the farm and next to our pigs….I want my children to have the opportunity to farm just like I have.”

Thanks to environmental stewardship efforts, US pork producers have reduced their emissions to 0.4 percent of total US greenhouse gas emissions, according to 2019 Environmental Protection Agency data. Hog farmers are committed to further reducing their environmental footprint, including support for voluntary, incentive-based tools to maximise the sequestration of carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions.

Click here to learn more about NPPC’s “Farming today for tomorrow” campaign.

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