1. For the Week Ending September 15, 2017

    U.S. PORK PRODUCERS FLY-IN TO WASHINGTON NPPC this week held its fall Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C., with about 125 pork producers from 22 states attending the biannual fly-in to meet with their congressional representatives. The U.S. pork representatives advocated on these issues: the importance of maintaining existing free trade agreements such as NAFTA […]

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  2. For the Week Ending September 8, 2017

    NPPC MOBILIZES TO PROTECT KOREAN MARKET NPPC learned last week that President Trump was close to invoking the 180-day termination notice for its free trade agreement with Korea (known as KORUS). The council mobilized quickly, working over the Labor Day weekend to urge the administration to reconsider its position, emphasizing the considerable benefits of the […]

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  3. For the Week Ending September 1, 2017

    PRESIDENT RATCHETS UP NAFTA WITHDRAW THREAT AS TALKS RESUME Since again raising the possibility at a recent rally in Arizona, President Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw the United States from NAFTA leading up to the resumption of renegotiation talks today in Mexico City. According to Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes, withdraw from NAFTA […]

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  4. For the Week Ending August 25, 2017

    TRUMP SAYS U.S. MAY WITHDRAW FROM NAFTA President Trump at a rally this week in Phoenix hinted that he may withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), stating: “I’ve told you from the first day that we will renegotiate NAFTA, or we will terminate NAFTA. I don’t personally think you can make a […]

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  5. For the Week Ending August 4, 2017

    U.S. PORK LEADERS ACTIVE AT MINNESOTA FARMFEST NPPC board member Jim Compart, Compart Family Farms, and Jay Moore, president of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association, advocated on behalf of the U.S. pork industry’s policy interests at FarmFest in Redwood Falls, Minn., this week. Compart participated in the FarmFest’s Ag Policy Roundtable and addressed a variety […]

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  6. For the Week Ending July 28, 2017

    NPPC CEO TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF NO REGULATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION ACT OF 2017 At a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing this week, NPPC CEO Neil Dierks testified in support of the “No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017,” H.R. 2887, legislation introduced by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., that would prohibit a state from imposing tax or […]

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  7. For the Week Ending July 21, 2017

    SUPPORT FOR FMD VACCINE BANK GROWS NPPC was among the lead signatories on a letter sent by an ad hoc coalition of more than 100 agricultural organizations and allied industry groups calling for federal funding of a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank to be included in the 2018 Farm Bill. The letter, sent to the to […]

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  8. For the Week Ending July 14, 2017

    GROUPS URGE ADMINISTRATION NOT TO RESTRICT STEEL IMPORTS NPPC and 17 other agricultural groups this week in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross urged the Trump administration not to restrict through tariffs imports of steel and aluminum. The restrictions would be imposed as a national security measure, according to the administration, which […]

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  9. For the Week Ending July 7, 2017

    EU-JAPAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT REACHED The European Union and Japan this week reached a trade agreement in principle that will phase out tariffs on high-quality cuts of pork and reduce duties on lower-quality cuts over 10 years. In a statement issued immediately following Wednesday’s announcement of the agreement, NPPC President Ken Maschhoff said, “The United […]

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  10. For the Week Ending June 30, 2017

    EPA PROPOSES REGULATION TO REPEAL ‘WOTUS’ RULE The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week announced it will propose a rule to rescind a controversial Clean Water Act regulation that gave the government broad jurisdiction over land and water. The proposal – expected to be published in the Federal Register in the coming days – will […]

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