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Beisbier, Wyttenbach Appointed to National Pork Delegate Body
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/09/2015

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed 151 pork producers and four importers to the 2015 National Pork Producers Delegate Body. All appointees will serve a one-year term.

Among the new delegates are Wisconsin producers Dr. Michael Beisbier and Johnathan Wyttenbach. Both are members of the Wisconsin Pork Association.

Delegates meet annually to recommend the rate of assessment, determine the percentage of assessments that state associations will receive and nominate producers and importers to the 15 member National Pork Board. The Delegate Body will be seated during the National Pork Industry Forum in San Antonio, Texas next month.

Established under the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1985, the Delegate Body and the National Pork Board have implemented a national program designed to improve the pork industry's position in the marketplace. The program is funded by an assessment currently set at 0.40 percent of the market value of all hogs sold in the United States. An equivalent amount on imported hogs, pork, and pork products also is collected.

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