“On behalf of America’s pork producers, the National Pork Producers Council congratulates members of the House-Senate Farm Bill conference committee on reaching a broad funding agreement," NPPC said in a statement released today.

“The agreement is a significant step toward completing a 2008 Farm Bill. NPPC recognizes that there are important policy issues yet to be resolved and stands ready to work 24/7 to constructively help craft a final bill that maintains the U.S. pork industry’s domestic and international competitiveness.

“Finalizing a 2008 Farm Bill now is paramount to U.S. pork producers given the economic crisis in which the industry finds itself.”

Source: National Pork Board