Citing growing political and regulatory pressure, the Northwest Poultry Council has joined the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA). According to a report in Ag Weekly, the alliance formed in June is aimed at giving the trade groups increased legislative influence and increased visibility of the region’s agriculture and food processing.

The food processors group will provide administrative support to the poultry council, plus advocacy and other benefits to its members joining NWFPA. The poultry group also elected Greg Satrum, co-owner of Canby-based Willamette Egg Farms, as council president, elected a new Board of Directors, and revised its bylaws to expand operations to Idaho, in addition to Oregon and Washington.