Hog farmer members of the Campaign for Family Farms (CFF) are calling on Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman to overturn a flawed Agricultural Marketing Service decision that attempts to change the pork checkoff vote rules in midstream.

In the late afternoon of Friday, Aug. 4, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of U.S. Department of Agriculture caved into pressure from the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), deciding to allow the NPPC to request ballots on behalf of their supporters, rather than follow the referendum rules, which require each individual hog farmer to request their own ballot, says the CFF.

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