National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) delegates voted at Pork Industry Forum to reduce the mandatory checkoff rate by a nickel to $0.35/$100 of value of hogs sold.

The reduction would increase funding for regulatory issues, but would only kick in when voluntary producer investment in the NPPC’s Strategic Investment Program reached $4.5 million on an annualized basis.

The delegates also:

  • Encouraged the National Pork Board to work together with a coalition of selected commodity and farm groups to develop action plans and a plan of work to address the future of the pork industry.

  • Requested that the National Pork Board broaden efforts to expand exports through the U.S. Meat Export Federation.