NPPC Vice President To Testify On High Feed Grain Prices, Potential Shortages

September 8, 2011

Contact: Dave Warner 202-347-3600

Washington, September 8, 2011 – Randy Spronk, a pork producer from Edgerton, Minn., and vice president of the National Pork Producers Council, will testify Wednesday, Sept. 14 on the effects on U.S. pork producers of high feed grain prices and what potential grain shortages will mean to the pork industry at a hearing of the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.


What: NPPC Vice President Congressional Testimony

When: Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1:30 p.m. Eastern

Where: 1300 Longworth House Office Building


Spronk and economist Steve Meyer, who also will testify, will be available for interviews following the hearing. To set up an interview, contact Dave Warner at 202-641-7559.

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