North Carolina’s R.C. Hunt New NPPC President

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 5, 2012 – R.C. Hunt, a producer from Wilson, N.C., was elevated to the post of president for the National Pork Producers Council. He was elected to the post for a one-year term at NPPC’s annual business meeting – the National Pork Industry Forum – held in Denver March 1-3.

Hunt is the president and co-owner of Andrews Hunt Farms, which consists of swine, cattle and fish operations and which has 1,000 acres of cropland in the North Carolina counties of Franklin, Nash and Wilson. The Bailey-based farm currently produces 75,000 feeder pigs a year while finishing 40,000 market hogs. The farm contracts for Premium Standard Farms.

In addition to his position on NPPC’s board of directors, Hunt serves on the board of directors and the executive committee of the North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC), the board of directors of the North Carolina Agribusiness Council, the board of trustees for Louisburg College in Louisburg, N.C., and as vice chairman for the United States Aquaculture Cooperative. He is a past president of NCPC’s board of directors, past chairman of the board of the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport Authority and past president of Wilson Wide-A-Wake Kiwanis.

Hunt received an associate’s degree from Louisburg College and a bachelor’s degree in animal science from North Carolina State University.

“R.C. has extensive experience in various aspects of agriculture and with the U.S. pork industry, and he has great leadership skills and knowledge of pork industry issues,” said NPPC CEO Neil Dierks. “I’m confident he’ll be a great president for NPPC and a valuable asset and leader to U.S. pork producers.” 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.