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Livestock, Poultry Producers Seek Relief

Livestock and poultry producers are seeking help to address a short corn supply, save thousands of jobs and keep food affordable for American families. With serious drought conditions moving across nearly two-thirds of the country – they say we have reached a critical juncture where federal policy meets real world realities. The extreme weather conditions – according to livestock and poultry groups – have caused a spike in corn prices and predictions that the U.S. may experience a severe corn shortage this summer. The groups – including the National Pork Producers Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Turkey Federation and National Chicken Council – say another short corn crop would be devastating to the animal agriculture industry, food manufacturers, foodservice providers and consumers. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.