Hog Farmers Face COVID-19 Financial Crisis

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) held a press conference Tuesday to outline the impact COVID-19 is having on the industry, causing hog values to plummet, and the immediate relief they are requesting from the administration and Congress.

The call featured NPPC President Howard “A.V.” Roth of Wisconsin, CEO Neil Dierks, Global Government Affairs VP Nick Giordano, and Michael Formica, Domestic Affairs & Counsel, Iowa State University economist Dr. Dermot Hayes, Director of International Affairs Maria Zieba, Vice President of Industry Relations Dallas Hockman, and President-Elect Jen Sorenson.

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