The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline for producers to sign the Air Emissions Consent Agreement to July 1, 2005. More information can be found about the agreement on the National Pork Producers Council’s website at: http://www.nppc.org/hot_topics/airemissions.html.

For more information about the agreement, including common legal questions and answers, see “Times Tight to Sign Up for EPA Program,” listed under “features” below. The article appeared in the Feb. 15, 2005 issue of National Hog Farmer, pages 10-11.