The last state legislative session was friendly to pork production. “We saw some of the restrictions with the cooperate farming law loosened up and saw some funds set aside for county site assessments for livestock-friendly county designations,” said Tamra Heins, executive director, North Dakota Pork Council. Expansion has been hindered by a difficult market environment. “We’re kind of in a reduction phase because we have more supply than demand so when that changes and it will because the cycles are pretty short, we’re going to be in a good place.” In the meantime, the NDPC is focusing on producer and consumer education.
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