June 21, 2012
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Don Nikodim, (573) 445-8375
Missouri Pork Association Endorses
John Brunner for U.S. Senate
Columbia, Mo.,—Today, the Missouri Pork Association announced its endorsement of John Brunner’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.
This is the first time in the association’s history that MPA has decided to endorse a candidate in a contested primary.
“We are endorsing in the primary for the first time in our association’s history because of the vital nature of this election and the strength of John Brunner as a candidate,” said Don Nikodim, executive vice president of the Missouri Pork Association. “Washington is broken and its regulations are harming our industry. John Brunner, with his business background, is the best candidate in this race to fix Washington and ensure our pork producers have the best opportunities to succeed.”
Brunner turned a struggling business into a success. That speaks volumes about his leadership skills.
“John Brunner knows that agriculture is important to Missouri,” said Scott Hays, chairman of the Missouri Pork Association Board from Monroe City. “He wants to do what is right for Missouri, not just be a career politician.”
With Washington’s ever-increasing burdensome regulatory climate, farmers don’t stand a chance without John Brunner’s business expertise and leadership in the Senate.
“Hog farmers across the state work hard every day to produce a safe, healthy and affordable product for consumers,” said Bob North, member of the Missouri Pork Association Board of Directors from Lebanon. “We feel John Brunner will support our efforts as we make continuous improvements to feed a growing population.”
The Missouri Pork Association represents the state’s pork producers in the areas of promotion, research, education and legislation. For more information about this or any other programs of the Missouri Pork Association, go to www.mopork.com, or call the Missouri Pork Association office at (573) 445-8375.