More than 125 pork producers will converge on Washington, D.C., for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) biannual legislative action fly-in this Wednesday and Thursday. The event gives producers an opportunity to lobby members of Congress to address a variety of industry issues. The event is timely, given that Congress returned to Washington and work on Monday. 

At the top of producers’ priority list this fall is an “ask” for Congress to move forward with ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), says Jim Monroe, NPPC assistant vice president, communications.

“Mexico and Canada represented about 40% of total U.S. pork exports last year,” he says. “We want to see 0% tariffs pork trade secured in North America for the long-term.”