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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
COVID-19 Relief Package For Pork Producers a Top Priority For NPPC Says Dr. Liz Wagstrom
Government aid for pork producers hurt by pandemic-fueled market disruptions, foreign disease, wild hogs and ice storms is keeping Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council, busy these days.

Wagstrom was recently interviewed via Zoom by Radio Oklahoma Agriculture Network Associate Farm Director and Editor KC Sheperd.

Obviously in Washington, D.C. things are uncertain now but as we look at the lame duck session there are a couple of major things we’re concerned about, Wagstrom said.

Number one on the list is a COVID-19 relief package for pork producers.

We’ve been asking for a covid relief package for producers hurt by market disruptions and trade disputes, Wagstrom said.

The NPPC official said the relief package should include assistance for a number of related issues.

She noted farmers who had to donate or depopulate animals need aid in restoring their herds.

We need more funding for national animal health laboratory network and disease prevention, she said.

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