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Press Release – READOUT OF THE PRESIDENT’S CALL WITH FOOD AND AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY LEADERS

From the White House:
 
READOUT OF THE PRESIDENT’S CALL WITH FOOD AND AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY LEADERS
 
Today, President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spoke with food and agriculture industry leaders to discuss the strength and importance of the American food supply.  The participants thanked the President and his Administration for the unprecedented level of support they have received before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Presidential actions like negotiating beneficial trade deals with China and the USMCA with Mexico and Canada; providing the industry with PPE; and employing the Defense Production Act were heralded as just a few ways President Trump has kept his promise to the food and agriculture industries.   The President thanked those on the call for their support and pledged to continue fighting for their success so that all of America triumphs over this virus.
 
 
The following individuals participated:
 
The White House
President Donald J. Trump
Vice President Mike Pence
 
Trump Administration
Secretary Sonny Perdue, Department of Agriculture
 
External Participants
Zippy Duvall, President and CEO, American Farm Bureau Federation
Jay Jandrain, President and CEO, Butterball, LLC
John Keating, President, Cargill Meat Solutions
Doug Clemens, CEO, Clemens Food Group, LLC
Jim Snee, Chairman, President and CEO, Hormel Foods Corporation
Andre Nogueira, President and CEO, JBS USA
Ronnie Cameron, Chairman, Mountaire Farms, Inc.
Kevin Garland, CEO, Mountaire Farms, Inc.
Marty Smith, President, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Colin Woodall, CEO, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Mike Brown, President and CEO, National Chicken Council
Clint Rivers, Chairman, National Chicken Council
Bill Even, CEO, National Pork Board
David Newman, President, National Pork Board
A.V. Roth, President, National Pork Producers Council
Jen Sorenson, President-Elect, National Pork Producers Council
Neil Dierks, CEO, National Pork Producers Council
Joel Brandenberger, President, National Turkey Federation
Ron Kardel, Chairman, National Turkey Federation
Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO, North American Meat Institute
Warren Panico, Chairman, North American Meat Institute
Randy Day, CEO, Perdue Farms, Inc.
Joe Sanderson, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Duke Sand, President and CEO, Seaboard Foods, LLC
Ken Sullivan, President and CEO, Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Noel White, CEO, Tyson Foods, Inc.

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