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Plans being put into place for 2003 National Pork Industry Forum

by 5m Editor
25 February 2003, at 12:00am

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Plans for the pork industry's 2003 annual conference are falling into place as the 2003 National Pork Industry Forum prepares to hit the ground in Dallas, Texas at the Adams Mark Hotel, March 6-8.

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In addition to informative speakers and key annual meetings of participating organizations - the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and National Pork Board - both educational and informational sessions will be held for attendees.

This agenda includes Producer Update Sessions, held on Thursday, March 6. The sessions will feature lively discussions designed to educate pork producers in worldwide outputs, production and resource management.

The first session held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. will feature NPPC's International Trade Counsel Nick Giordano discussing pork trade policy. The second session, held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., will include an overview of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) final rule featuring EPA's Jeff Lape.

NPPC delegate body sessions, will meet in the afternoon on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8. At these meetings policies and programs will be discussed and voted on. The meetings are open to all registered attendees, although only NPPC delegates may vote.

The Board of Directors meeting for NPPC will be held on Saturday, March 8. An awards program dinner honoring NPPC and National Pork Board top leaders will also be held that day and will feature a speech by best-selling author and award-winning athlete Dan Clark.

Conference registration is required to listen to the speakers during the producer update sessions. This year's Forum features lively discussions on animal welfare, the continuing marketing challenges facing the industry, environmental regulations, economic pressures and more. Conference sessions will feature industry experts, producer leaders and others who deal daily with these issues.

Note: To register for the National Pork Industry Forum, please contact Kara Flynn at (202) 347-3600, ext. 207, or send an e-mail to . Additional information on the Forum, may be found on NPPC's website at: http://www.nppc.org

Source: National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) - 25th February 2003

5m Editor