Producer members of the Virginia Pork Council visited capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues of importance to the pork industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia. R.O. Britt and Adam Zubowsky, Virginia Pork Council board members, attended the annual National Pork Producers Council Spring Legislative Conference. The conference was held April 15 and 16. Britt and Zubowsky met with congressional staff in the offices of several key members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation.
The Virginia Pork Council is actively engaged in legislative and regulatory advocacy at the local, state, and national levels. Earlier this spring a group of producers met with a representative from Senator Mark Warner’s office to discuss the economic benefits of international trade for the swine industry local communities. Members of the Virginia Pork Council have been advocating on several issues including Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), dietary guidelines, Waters of the United States (WOTUS), and the re-authorization of Mandatory Price Reporting (MPR).