Pork Industry Leaders Converge for ‘Ag on the National Mall’ Event

Left to right: North Carolina pork producer Savannah Strickland, Virginia pork producer Sarah Large, North Carolina Pork Council CEO and Virginia Pork Council Executive Director Roy Lee Lindsey, Rep. Don Davis (D-NC), and North Carolina pork producer Paul Utley.

Pork producers came together at the ‘Ag on the National Mall’ event, presented by NPPC in collaboration with the North Carolina Pork Council and the Virginia Pork Council, marking the second annual Celebration of Modern Agriculture in Washington, D.C.

The event, themed “The Future of Food and Farming” and hosted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, featured advanced farm equipment and highlighted sustainable agricultural practices. It provided a forum for discussing key issues facing the agriculture industry.

The Celebration of Modern Ag on the National Mall is a crucial platform for NPPC to showcase modern pork production techniques, offering an educational opportunity for the public, policymakers, and the media on pivotal topics relevant to pork producers.

Notably, the event was attended by prominent figures such as House Agriculture Committee Chairman G.T. Thompson (R-PA) and Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR). U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Chief Agricultural Negotiator Doug McKalip were also present, underlining the event’s significance.

Left to right: Miss Bacon, North Carolina pork producer Savannah Strickland, House Agriculture Committee Chairman G.T. Thompson (R-PA), and North Carolina pork producer Cassie Peters.

Virginia pork producer Dan Johnson (far right) speaks with the public about advances in the pork industry.

North Carolina pork producers Reggie and Savannah Strickland talk about the pork industry’s sustainability efforts with officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water.