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The group's annual meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. July 22; a Zoom meeting option will be available.

July 14, 2020

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ANNUAL MEETING: Michigan pork producers are invited to attend the annual meeting July 22. RGtimeline/Getty Images

The Michigan Pork Producers Association and the National Pork Board will hold the election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2021 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body during the association’s annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. July 22 in the GreenStone Farm Credit Services Building, 3515 West Road, East Lansing.

MPPA President Pat Albright, a producer from Coldwater, says, “The duties of the delegate body include nominating members to serve on the NPB, establishing how much of the Pork Checkoff is returned to state organizations, and providing direction on pork promotion, research, and consumer and producer education priorities funded by the Pork Checkoff.”

A Zoom meeting option also will be available if meeting restrictions are still in place or producers feel more comfortable calling in.

All Michigan pork producers are invited to attend. Any producer, age 18 or older, who is a resident of the state and has paid all assessments due may be considered as a delegate candidate or participate in the election.

Eligible producers are encouraged to bring with them, or provide before the meeting, a sales receipt proving that hogs were sold in their name and the checkoff deducted. For more information or a link to the Zoom meeting, contact MPPA, 3515 West Road, Suite B, East Lansing, MI 48823, or call 517-853-3782.

MPPA is an East Lansing-based commodity organization that administers producer-funded pork promotion, consumer information and research programs, and monitors public policy activities affecting Michigan’s 2,000 pork producers.  Michigan producers raise more than 2 million hogs annually with a market value exceeding $330 million.

The 2021 National Pork Industry Forum will be March 3-5 at the Omni in Louisville, Ky.

Source: MPPA, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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