NPPC announces 2012 "Friend of Pork" award winner

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The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) presented Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., with the “Friend of Pork” award at its fall legislative conference.

The award is reserved for members of Congress who demonstrate a strong commitment to and continually work to advance the U.S. pork industry.

Smith, a sixth-generation Nebraskan, representing the nation’s fifth largest hog-producing region, has been a very strong advocate for pork farmers here and abroad. He is co-chairman of the House Modern Agriculture Caucus and has hosted animal welfare briefings to educate members of Congress and staff on food-animal production practices. Smith also has been helpful in reining in heavy-handed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations on livestock producers.

He urged U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to get Colombia to remove its costly and non-science-based trichinae mitigation requirements on U.S. pork and to make sure agriculture is included in the talks being held by a U.S.-European Union working group that’s considering a U.S.-EU free trade agreement.

“America’s pork producers have no better friend in Congress than Congressman Adrian Smith,” said Nebraska Pork Producers Association President-Elect Jan Miller. “Adrian’s rural Nebraska roots are the basis of his strong common sense agriculture values.”



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