Wolf Named NPPC President

March 4, 2011

Contact: Dave Warner 202-347-3600

Phoenix, Arizona, March 4, 2011 – Doug Wolf, a producer from Lancaster, Wis., today was named president of the National Pork Producers Council. He was elected to the post for a one-year term at NPPC’s annual business meeting – the National Pork Industry Forum – held here.

Wolf is a partner in Wolf L & G Farms LLC, with his wife Kris and son Shannon. They run a 1,200-sow farrow-to-finish operation, which markets 24,000 hogs annually. The farm also includes a cow-calf herd, feedlot and 1,200 crop acres on which corn, soybeans and alfalfa are raised.

Wolf has served on the NPPC board of directors for the past four years. He has been involved with the Wisconsin Pork Association, the Grant County (Wis.) Pork Producers, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

“Doug has been a strong leader in the U.S. pork industry and brings that leadership and knowledge of pork industry issues to his new position as president of NPPC,” said NPPC CEO Neil Dierks. “He is a valuable asset to U.S. pork producers.”

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NPPC is the global voice for the U.S. pork industry, protecting the livelihoods of America’s 67,000 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