The National Pork Producers Council, representing 43 affiliated state associations, works to ensure that the U.S. pork industry remains a consistent and responsible supplier of high-quality pork to domestic and international markets.
Through public-policy outreach, NPPC fights for reasonable legislation and regulations, develops revenue and market opportunities, and protects the livelihood of America’s 68,000 pork producers.
In addition to working on legislation, regulations and trade initiatives, NPPC has its own political action committee, PorkPAC, dedicated to educating and supporting federal lawmakers and candidates who support pork producers.
NPPC is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, who are elected from the ranks of producer delegates, each of whom is elected by the members of their respective state. There are four standing committees tasked with making recommendations for policies. These recommendations are then considered at the National Pork Industry Forum, the organization’s business meeting held each March.
NPPC also uses ad hoc task forces to study various industry issues and maintains strong relationships with other channel partners through the Packer Processor Industry Council and the Pork Alliance Committee. In addition, NPPC works closely with the National Pork Board.
NPPC has offices in Des Moines, IA and Washington, DC.