Pork producers cautious but optimistic

by | Apr 12, 2024 | 5 Ag Stories, News

The pork industry has been dealing with a lot of headwinds as we end the first third of 2024. While prices are going a little higher, consistency has been an issue. Markets have seen many radical shifts, many of which have not been good. However, uncertainty has not just been an issue in the marketplace. It is only the tip of the iceberg of uncertainty for pork producers across the country.

Recently, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) hosted a fly-in to Washington, D.C. for producers to come to address lawmakers about the issues that are top of mind for them and their concerns regarding policy that affects their day-to-day lives.

NPPC CEO Bryan Humphries says that they are cautiously optimistic for the rest of 2024. He feels that there is a good chance we could see reversals of some of the difficulties producers faced in the past two years.

NPPC President Lori Stevermer is a Minnesota producer, and she talks about the topics that they were bringing to lawmakers and the message they intended to send to Congress.

Rob Brenneman is a Washington County, Iowa producer and he said his message to Congress was clear. It shouldn’t be this hard to get labor needs met.

NPPC CEO Humphries says that they want a strong, bipartisan solution to these issues.

Learn more at nppc.org.