March 11 2020 02:11 PM
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Howard AV Roth, a fifth-generation hog farmer from Wauzeka, Wis., was elected on Friday as president of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) at its National Pork Industry Forum.

Roth owns and operates Roth Feeder Pig, Inc., managing a 3,000 head farrow-to-wean operation. His farm operation includes 1,200 acres of corn, oats and alfalfa, along with a black Angus herd.

In addition to serving on the NPPC board for the past eight years, Roth previously sat on the Wisconsin Pork Association board of directors and currently serves as chairman of the association's Swine Health Committee.

"AV's long-standing service to the U.S. pork industry and diligent leadership is welcomed as he guides NPPC as president for the next year," said NPPC CEO Neil Dierks. "With AV's steady hand, NPPC remains well positioned to advocate for the public policy interests of America's pork producers."

NPPC is the global voice for the U.S. pork industry, protecting the livelihoods of America's 60,000 pork producers, who abide by ethical principles in caring for their animals, in protecting the environment and public health and in providing safe, wholesome, nutritious pork products to consumers worldwide. For more information, visit