Industry representatives outlined their views on key pork industry issues, including the livestock and poultry marketing rule proposed by GIPSA, federal ethanol policy, international trade and the use of antibiotics, during a House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry hearing held to explore the state of the beef industry.
Those testifying included Doug Wolf, owner, Wolf L&G Farms, LLC, and president of the National Pork Producers Council; Julie Maschhoff, vice president, The Maschhoffs, Inc., Carlyle, Illinois; and Rod Brenneman, president and CEO, Seaboard Foods, Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
Brenneman noted that passage and implementation of the three FTAs would represent an additional $2.3 billion in meat and poultry exports and the potential creation of 29,524 new jobs, according to a white paper prepared by the American Meat Institute (AMI). To benefit from this potential, Brenneman told lawmakers that the administration and the Congress must act now to pass and implement these agreements.
Source: American Meat Institute