1. USDA Rule Allows Pork Imports From Mexico

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 12, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today finalized a regulation that will allow all Mexican states to export pork to the United States, a move supported by the National Pork Producers Council. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is implementing a science-based risk assessment that determined Mexico is […]

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  2. NPPC Backs Efforts To Revitalize Rural America

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 8, 2018 – The Trump administration today unveiled its blueprint for spurring rural development and prosperity, which includes efforts supported by the National Pork Producers Council. Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Nashville, the president revealed recommendations from his Ag and Rural Prosperity Task Force, including […]

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  3. NPPC Applauds Withdraw Of Organic Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 15, 2017 – Listening to the farmers it would have affected, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue today announced that his agency will withdraw a proposed organic rule for livestock and poultry, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council. The Obama-era regulation – the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule – would […]

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  4. Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship

    Sponsored by CME Group & National Pork Industry Foundation The National Pork Producers Council is pleased to announce the 2018 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship, which is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation and is managed and administered by the National Pork Producers Council. The scholarship program was introduced in […]

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  5. Livestock Haulers Get Waiver From ELDs Regulation

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 20, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted drivers who haul livestock a 90-day waiver from a regulation that could have negative effects on animal well-being, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council. NPPC requested on behalf of the U.S. pork industry and other livestock sectors a […]

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  6. Delay Sought For Reporting Farm Air Emissions

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 9, 2017 – With a Nov. 15 deadline looming, the National Pork Producers Council and the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association today filed a brief in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s motion to delay a mandate that farmers report certain air emissions from manure on their farms. In April, a […]

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  7. NPPC Statement On WHO Call For Ban On Prevention Uses Of Antibiotics

    A ban on disease prevention uses of antibiotics in food-animal production being advocated by the World Health Organization would be ill-advised and wrong. Denying pigs, cows and chickens necessary antibiotics would be unethical and immoral, leading to animal suffering and possibly death, and could compromise the nation’s food system. America’s pork farmers share the WHO’s […]

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  8. U.S. Must Make Commitment To Agricultural Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 2, 2017 – The National Pork Producers Council in testimony delivered today urged Congress to renew its commitment to funding agricultural research to help America’s farmers feed a growing world population, improve public health and strengthen U.S. national security by ensuring America’s food security. NPPC chief veterinarian Dr. Liz Wagstrom told the […]

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  9. Senate Confirms Ibach For Top USDA Job

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 27, 2017 – The National Pork Producers Council applauded yesterday’s Senate confirmation of Greg Ibach for a key position in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was approved by voice vote. Ibach, who is director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, was picked by President Trump to be undersecretary for marketing and […]

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  10. Pork Producers Applaud Withdraw Of GIPSA Rules

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 17, 2017 – The Trump administration today announced it will withdraw regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move strongly commended by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposed the Obama-era rules. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue decided not to move forward with an interim final rule of the so-called […]

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