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NPPC CEO Speaks Out About Egg Bill

The companion to House legislation introduced earlier has now been introduced in the Senate. Along with other housing changes that would be phased-in over the next 15 to 18 years – the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 would require egg producers to essentially double the space allotted per hen. National Pork Producers Council CEO Neil Dierks says the measures in the House and Senate have far too big an impact on consumers for them to be introduced without any public hearings or debate. He also questions why – when our nation’s economy is so fragile – we are allowing special interest groups to draft legislation that would place a significant financial burden on American consumers, federal nutrition programs and American farmers. According to Dierks – the bill sets a very dangerous precedent for all farmers 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.