1. Vaccine Bank Needed To Protect Food, National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 18, 2017 – Citing economic and food and national security concerns, an ad hoc coalition of more than 100 agricultural organizations and allied industries groups urged Congress to include in the next Farm Bill language establishing and funding a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank. FMD is an infectious viral disease that affects […]

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  2. Agriculture Groups Worried About Import Restrictions

    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 11, 2017 – The National Pork Producers Council and 17 other food and agriculture organizations, representing the vast majority of production agriculture, today sent a letter to the Trump administration urging it to refrain from placing restrictions on imports of steel and aluminum. The organizations are very concerned that such restrictions will […]

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  3. Veterinarians: Establish Offshore FMD Vaccine Bank

    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 11, 2017 – Warning of the dire economic consequences of an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), swine veterinarians from around the country during Capitol Hill visits today and tomorrow will urge congressional lawmakers to establish an offshore vaccine bank to help quickly control and eradicate the animal disease. The 23 veterinarians are […]

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  4. EU Strikes Trade Deal With Japan; U.S. Must Do Likewise, Says NPPC

    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 6, 2017 – Following today’s announcement by the European Union and Japan that they have reached agreement in principle on a trade pact, the National Pork Producers Council renewed its request that the Trump administration begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan. “The United States must quickly finalize a trade […]

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  5. EPA Proposes Rule To Repeal ‘WOTUS’

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2017 – The National Pork Producers Council hailed today’s announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that 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 […]

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  6. Withdraw ‘GIPSA’ Rule, Say NPPC, Pork Producers

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2017 – The National Pork Producers Council in comments submitted today again urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to withdraw a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock. It also delivered to the agency comments from 630 pork producers and others in the pork industry, opposing the regulation and […]

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  7. Agricultural Groups Seek Common Sense Application of Emissions Reporting Requirements

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2017 – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) are seeking a rehearing following a recent ruling issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The court’s ruling rejected an exemption from reporting under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and […]

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  8. EPA Now Limited On Farm Data It Can Release

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2017 – A federal judge yesterday approved a settlement agreement between the National Pork Producers Council 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) […]

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  9. NPPC Asks USDA To Abandon GIPSA Rules

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2017 – Citing grave concerns that they would “cause serious harm to the pork industry,” the National Pork Producers Council in comments submitted today said the U.S. Department of Agriculture should not finalize – or at least exempt pork producers from – regulations related to the buying and selling of livestock. […]

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