U.S. Food Policy reported on Wednesday that the National Pork Board (a federal checkoff program) was listed as an Alliance Partner on the website of the Pork Alliance, a lobbying entity sponsored by the National Pork Producers Council (a private-sector trade association).
It is against the law for federal checkoff funds to be used for lobbying.
I see today that the Pork Alliance website no longer lists the National Pork Board. The alliance must have removed the board from the list in the past 3 days, after a complaint was filed by the Humane Society of the United States.
Here, for the historical record, is my screen capture from last Wednesday (click the image for a higher-resolution view). The National Pork Board appears right below Merck Animal Health.