MARYLAND PORK NEWS
Pork Act Delegate Elections - August 24, 2017
Maryland Pork Producers Association (MPPA) President Jennifer Debnam has announced that the election of the two pork producer delegate candidates for the 2017 Delegation Body of the National Pork Board (Pork Act) will take place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017.  This election will be held in conjunction with the MPPA Board of Directors meeting in the Home Arts Building of the Maryland State Fair, 2200 York Road, Timonium, Maryland 21093.  All Maryland pork producers are invited to attend.  While not essential, calling MPPA ahead of time to ensure adequate space would be appreciated.
 
Any producer who is a resident of the state, is over 18-years old, and has paid all assessments due, may be considered as a delegate candidate and participate in the election.  For further information, contact Danielle Bauer, 443-262-8491, or Danielle.mdag@gmail.com.

Maryland Pork 101 Wrap-Up

Over twenty pork producers and industry representatives from around the state met at the Howard County Fairground this past June to attend “Maryland Pork 101”. Team members from the National Pork Board came to speak to producers about the National Pork Check Off Program and the newly implemented Veterinarian Feed Directive. Other topics discussed were Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Maryland’s Best Marketing Program and state antibiotic regulations.

 

This event was sponsored by the National Pork Board and Iowa Pork Producers Association. The Maryland Pork Producers Association hopes to continue to receive other grant funding to continue holding education events for producers in the future. 

Pork Check Off Goes Paperless 

Now you can choose to make your Pork Checkoff payment electronically! The new online Checkoff remittance system is secure, easy to use and offers convenience while keeping your financial information safe. You can key in your Checkoff information, process an EFT/ACH payment for the amount of your report and submit the report and payment to National Pork Board all online.

You must have a login code to register to start enjoying paperless convenience.  You should have received this in the mail, if not, please send an email to paycheckoff@pork.org to have our accounting team assist you. Once you receive your login code in the mail, you can setup your account.


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How to Succeed with the New Antibiotic Regulations

The Pork Checkoff hosted a one-hour webinar, "How to Succeed with the New Antibiotic Regulations", that was heard and seen in more than 20 countries. A panel of experts gave updates on how the new FDA antibiotic rules are affecting U.S. producers and answered participant questions.


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JOIN NOW! 2017 MPPA Membership Dues

Active membership (Class A) in the Maryland Pork Producers Association (MPPA) is for those individuals actually engaged in the feeding and breeding of hogs.  Membership for Class A is $25.00.  This fee provides non-checkoff revenue for MPPA and is necessary to fund activities, such as legislative action, where checkoff dollars cannot be used. 

Associate memberships (Class B) are available to companies and individuals whose business makes them commercially interested in processing, feeding and/or breeding more and better hogs in Maryland.  Class B members are not eligible to vote on matters pertaining to functions of the Association.  Associate Membership is $50.00.  The fiscal year for dues is from Jan. 1 to December 31.

Maryland Pork Producers Association
 443-262-8491 | lindsay.mdag@gmail.com | www.marylandpork.org