Ribs, bibs and more than 100 people made the annual Ribs and Bibs event a success for all. The annual legislative reception dinner with Nebraska senators, pork producers and friends of the industry was hosted by the Nebraska Pork Producers Association and the Nebraska Soybean Association in cooperation with the Nebraska Soybean Board on January 19, 2010 at Chez Hay Catering in Lincoln, Neb.
Twenty-seven Nebraska senators attended the evening making the night a great opportunity for producers to speak with their representatives and get the importance of the pork industry message to them as everyone enjoyed good food.
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Recently, there’s been more negative environmental news in the media regarding livestock, and consequently, pork production, regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Most notably, this new round of misinformation has been quoted by Paul McCartney, which has garnered some wider media interest. However, the Pork Checkoff is prepared to share the real facts with producers and the public as it continues to take a leading role in making sure the industry stays on top of this issue.
“U.S. pork producers are among some of the most efficient and environmentally conscious food producers in the world,” says Allan Stokes, director of environmental programs for the Pork Checkoff. “Producers have a long history and tradition of providing a high quality, safe and nutrition dense food source to help feed the world’s population. The industry’s carbon footprint initiative is actively researching ways to increase production efficiencies in environmentally sustainable ways essentially reducing GHG emissions per pound of food produced.”