U.S. Pork Producers Committed to Special Responsibility

March 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2020 – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) supports Trump administration guidelines announced today to maintain the continuity of critical U.S. infrastructure, including the food supply. U.S. pork producers supply the world’s safest, most nutritious and lowest-cost pork in the world and remain committed to supplying Americans and consumers worldwide with the healthy protein they need.  

“We are committed to maintaining the core infrastructure of America’s food supply: farms,” said NPPC President Howard “A.V.” Roth, a pork producer from Wauzeka, Wisconsin. “Pork producers and other farmers take seriously the special responsibility we hold for keeping people fed. Telecommuting is not an option for us; we are reporting for work as always while taking all necessary precautions to protect our health and the health of those we work with.”

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NPPC is the global voice for the U.S. pork industry, protecting the livelihoods of America’s 60,000 pork producers, who abide by ethical principles in caring for their animals, in protecting the environment and public health and in providing safe, wholesome, nutritious pork products to consumers worldwide. For more information, visit www.nppc.org.