The Agriculture Department should allocate additional purchases of pork using the Section 32 program to help provide stability to the pork industry which is suffering from lost markets due to the recent outbreak of the H1N1 virus, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
AFBF President Bob Stallman requested the Section 32 support for pork in a letter sent today to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.
“Low prices for both pork and live hogs have caused financial distress for well over a year for many of our producers,” Stallman said.
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Source: American Farm Bureau Federation