1. For the Week Ending February 17, 2017

    HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE HOLDS FARM BILL HEARING The House Committee on Agriculture this week held a hearing to discuss rural America’s economic outlook and its impact on the 2018 Farm Bill. Topics discussed included low farm commodity prices, immigration reform, declining net farm income and tightening credit conditions. Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, stated: […]

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  2. For the Week Ending February 10, 2017

    ‘GIPSA’ RULE COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED; NPPC ASKS PRODUCERS TO OPPOSE IT The Trump administration this week extend the deadline for submitting comments on a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move hailed by NPPC, which opposes the Obama-era rule. NPPC is urging pork producers to submit comments in opposition to the […]

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  3. For the Week Ending February 3, 2017

    NPPC HAILS TRUMP U.K. TRADE ANNOUNCEMENT The Trump administration last weekend announced it would pursue closer trade relations with the United Kingdom, news welcomed by NPPC, which urged the administration to begin talks as soon as possible. Meeting last week at the White House, President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May said the two […]

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  4. For the Week Ending January 27, 2017

    TRUMP REGULATORY FREEZE PUTS HOLD ON ‘GIPSA,’ ORGANIC LIVESTOCK RULES Shortly after he was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump issued an order freezing federal regulations still in the rulemaking process and delaying for 60 days beyond their effective date those that recently took effect. Among the regulations put […]

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  5. For the Week Ending January 13, 2017

    EFFORTS TO RESCIND GIPSA RULE CONTINUE NPPC is continuing its push to rescind the so-called GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration) rule related to the buying and selling of livestock and poultry, urging its pork producer and allied industry members to contact their congressional lawmakers. (Click here to send a message to your senators […]

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  6. For the Week Ending January 6, 2017

    NPPC ASKS PORK PRODUCERS TO URGE LAWMAKERS TO RESCIND GIPSA RULE NPPC this week launched an effort to get its grass roots – pork producers and allied industries – to weigh in with their congressional lawmakers on the controversial U.S. Department of Agriculture GIPSA (Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration) rule related to the buying […]

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  7. For the Week Ending December 16, 2016

    NPPC TO WORK WITH NEXT ADMINISTRATION, NEW CONGRESS TO KILL GIPSA RULE NPPC will work with the Trump administration and the new Congress to repeal an “unnecessary, destructive and illegitimate midnight rule,” issued this week by the Obama administration, that could restrict the buying and selling of livestock, lead to consolidation of the livestock industry […]

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  8. For the Week Ending December 9, 2016

    TRUMP’S CABINET SHAPING UP President-elect Donald Trump has wasted no time in piecing together his cabinet and top officials. Trump Wednesday announced Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as his pick for U.S. ambassador to China, citing his experience on trade and agricultural issues and long-term relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Last month, Branstad made his […]

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  9. For the Week Ending December 2, 2016

    PROPOSED ORGANIC STANDARDS RULE NOW AT OMB The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule now is pending at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the last step in the rulemaking process before it becomes final. NPPC is urging USDA to withdraw the rule, or if it’s approved […]

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  10. For the Week Ending November 18, 2016

    HOUSE PASSES BILL TO MAKE IT EASIER TO REPEAL ONEROUS REGULATIONS The House this week passed by a 240-179 vote legislation that would make it easier to repeal or stop regulations issued during a president’s final year in office. The “Midnight Rules Relief Act” (H.R. 5982) would allow lawmakers to bundle regulations for a Congressional […]

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