1. For the Week Ending May 26, 2017

    NPPC RELEASES WHITE PAPER DETAILING BENEFITS OF NAFTA Following last week’s notification by the Trump administration that it will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), NPPC Thursday released a white paper on the benefits of the trade deal among the United States, Canada and Mexico. The paper, which focuses on trade with Mexico, […]

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  2. For the Week Ending May 19, 2017

    NPPC SUPPORTS NEW REGULATORY REFORM LEGISLATION NPPC this week joined more than 50 agriculture organizations in a letter supporting regulatory reform legislation. The “Regulatory Accountability Act,” introduced by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., calls for significantly higher federal agency scrutiny of new rules before they can be proposed, including a cost-benefit analysis […]

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  3. For the Week Ending May 12, 2017

    NPPC CALLS FOR NEW FTAs TO FURTHER REDUCE U.S. TRADE DEFICIT In comments submitted to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NPPC this week emphasized the critical role free trade agreements (FTAs) play in reducing the U.S. trade deficit. NPPC noted that the […]

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  4. For the Week Ending May 5, 2017

    PORK INDUSTRY MOURNS LOSS OF THREE IN CZECH REPUBLIC The U.S. pork industry is mourning the tragic loss of three people in a motor vehicle accident this week in Prague, Czech Republic. Killed in the accident were Dr. Bob Morrison, a professor in the Swine Group with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine; […]

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  5. For the Week Ending April 28, 2017

    TRUMP AGREES TO RENEGOTIATE RATHER THAN WITHDRAW FROM NAFTA After pleas from NPPC and other U.S. agricultural groups, the Trump administration this week agreed to renegotiate rather than withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NPPC previously urged the president to ensure there are no disruptions in U.S. pork exports to Canada and […]

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  6. For the Week Ending April 21, 2017

    NPPC URGING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO WITHDRAW ‘GIPSA’ RULE Starting next week – after former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is confirmed as Secretary of Agriculture – NPPC will begin a concerted effort to get the Trump administration to withdraw the Obama-era Farmer Fair Practices Rules related to the buying and selling of livestock. Written by the […]

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  7. For the Week Ending April 14, 2017

    ‘GIPSA’ RULE AGAIN DELAYED; NPPC TO URGE REGULATION’S WITHDRAW The Trump administration this week further delayed the effective date of a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move applauded by NPPC, which opposes the Obama-era rule. The so-called Farmer Fair Practices Rules, written by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, […]

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  8. For the Week Ending April 7, 2017

    PORK PRODUCERS LOBBY CONGRESS ON IMPORTANT ISSUES NPPC this week held its spring Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C., with about 125 pork producers from 19 states attending the biannual fly-in. Among the issues on which producers lobbied their congressional lawmakers were getting a free trade agreement with Japan and maintaining in the North American […]

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  9. For the Week Ending March 31, 2017

    EPA NOW LIMITED ON FARM DATA IT CAN RELEASE A federal judge Monday approved a settlement agreement between NPPC and the American Farm Bureau Federation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, limiting EPA’s release of information on livestock farmers. Under the agreement, the agency only may provide under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request […]

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  10. For the Week Ending March 24, 2017

    FMD VACCINE BANK IS NPPC’S PRIORITY IN NEXT FARM BILL The U.S. pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, the NPPC Vice President David Herring, a pork producer from Newton Grove, N.C., told a House Agriculture subcommittee in testimony Tuesday. To address a potential FMD […]

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