This week President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to extend much-needed federal support to the U.S. pork production system. By triggering the DPA, the federal government will prioritize the continuity of pork processing plant operations.
This action helps keep the pork supply chain intact and ensures pork is available to consumers. It also prioritizes these plants to secure important personal protective equipment that allows plant workers to safely do their job.
“Kansas pig farmers thank President Trump for this important first step to providing the needed resources to address the unprecedented crisis facing our industry,” said Tim Stroda, KPA President-CEO.
It is critical to ensure the health and safety of all the courageous people that work in our processing facilities. Their work is paramount to ensuring an on-going supply of safe and plentiful protein for consumers, he said.
“It is also imperative that additional resources are provided to assist farmers through this crisis. We must find safe, consistent solutions which allow our farmers to work through this process both financially and emotionally.”
KPA Supports Implementation of Defense Production Act