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National Pork Board Completes 2014 Budget Of $ 45.3 Million Dollars

National Pork Board members meeting with producers in Des Moines last week ironed out their 2014 budget.  Pork Board President Karen Richter who raises hogs with her husband in LeSuer County Minnesota says their 2014 budget of $ 45.3 million is down from this year’s outlay.

Richter says besides funding global and domestic marketing and education programs, the Pork Board funded various research programs with much of it aimed toward problematic diseases.

She says they’ll put the finishing touches on the budget at their November meeting.

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