The National Pork Producers Council presented its “Friend of the Pork Producer” award to President George W. Bush for his commitment to agriculture and other key issues of importance to U.S. pork producers.

President Bush accepted the award from NPPC President-Elect Don Buhl during an awards ceremony held in his honor in St. Cloud, Minn.

“We can think of no one more deserving of this year’s award than President Bush,” says Buhl. “The President’s proven track record in opening new and foreign markets for U.S. pork, his dedication to working with producers and other industry leaders to better ensure the health of our swine herd and his tireless efforts to use reason and science in shaping environmental policies impacting agriculture have not gone unnoticed. He is a true friend to our industry to whom we are proud to present this award.”

NPPC’s ‘Friend of the Pork Producer Award,’ formerly known as the ‘Bronze Symbol Service Award’ is given to the individual who has made a significant contribution to create and increase economic opportunities for pork producers and whose support has helped to enhance the viability of the U.S. pork industry for the future.

National Pork Producers Council