The “Doubling Pork” Task Force has the goal of assessing efforts to double pork production in Indiana by 2025, says Terry Fleck, project coordinator and executive vice president, Indiana Pork Producers Association.
The group is exploring all positive and negative aspects of this venture, which is an outgrowth of Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' drive to bring economic vitality back to the state.
Fleck estimates that Indiana has lost 25-30% of its pork production and has over-capacity in its slaughter and processing sector.
The task force's final report is due to the state department of agriculture in October.