Hog farmer members of the Campaign for Family Farms (CFF) has criticized Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman for failing to complete the termination of the mandatory pork checkoff program, and charged Veneman is letting the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and other checkoff-fnded commodity groups run her administration.

They called on Veneman to publish the final rule terminating the checkoff tax, and demanded she immediately remove National Pork Producers Council Chief Executive Officer Al Tank from the Bush Administration U.S. Department of Agriculture transition team.

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