SIOUX FALLS — The South Dakota Pork Producers Council held its Producer Meeting at the Crossroads in Huron on Thursday.
Food Choices have suddenly become moral choices. “Food has become a moral metaphor,” says Truth in Food’s Kevin Murphy. “Food is a platform into all kinds of social issues, from global warming, sustainability, all the way to labor to treatment of animals to treatment of people. If you want to take a red cord and weave it through the stories, this is what it comes down to: The ethics of food and food animal production.”
“Kevin addresses what has generated consumer concerns related to modern food production and how agriculture producers can address these concerns,” said Glenn Muller, SDPPC Executive Director.
The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) was created in 1954 to responsibly serve, support and enhance the success of the South Dakota pork production industry. Along with managing industry issues and improving the image of the pork industry, the South Dakota Pork Producers Council works to insure a safe, wholesome product for the consumer’s confident consumption.
South Dakota’s pork producers have 170,000 sows and they produce 339,000 farrowings per year. South Dakota is ranked No. 11 in pork production and ranks No. 2 in pigs per sow. South Dakota ranks 9th nationally in number of pigs born in the state. South Dakota’s pork industry contributes $2.1 billion overall economic impact of S.D.’s Swine Industry. Also, South Dakota pork industry contributes $17.4 million in total tax revenue.
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