The National Pork Board is asking pork producers for discussion topics for the Pork Act Delegates to be addressed at the organization's annual business meeting.

Pork producers and importers will review suggestions and resolutions about the national pork checkoff and its programs March 6-8 in Dallas, Texas, during the National Pork Industry Forum.

"Forum is a key time for all who pay the pork checkoff to participate in the business of how to use those investments," says Jeff Galle, a pork producer from Perry, Ill., and chairman of the resolutions committee. "Pork producers and pork importers invest in the checkoff throughout the year. NPB is open to producer ideas year-round and is making this call so that all pork producers' ideas can be part of the annual business meeting."

Many topics are brought to the Pork Act Delegates via state producer meetings. All resolutions, whether submitted individually or by state pork producer associations, must relate to the purpose of the legislative national pork checkoff, which specifies funds can only be used for promotion, research and consumer information.

Pork producers and importers are encouraged to submit their business ideas and recommendations for the 2003 Forum, along with their name and a telephone number, by Feb. 6. Send them to Jeff Galle, Resolutions Committee Chairman, National Pork Board, P.O. Box 9114, Des Moines, IA 50306. 

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