1. Court Stops EPA’s ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 9, 2015 – In a significant victory for the agricultural and business sectors, a federal appellate court this morning suspended nationwide implementation of the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule until further order of the court. The National Pork Producers Council hailed the decision. “This is a huge victory for farmers,” […]

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  2. NPPC Urges Delay In ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 28, 2015 – Following yesterday’s federal court injunction against a new Clean Water Act (CWA) rule, the National Pork Producers Council today strongly urged the Obama administration to delay implementation of the regulation, which would adversely affect hundreds of thousands of farmers, businesspeople and landowners. The organization also again asked the administration […]

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  3. Existing Rules Protect Water Quality, Says NPPC

    WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2015 – Existing regulations on agriculture are more than adequate to maintain and improve water quality, the National Pork Producers Council said in written testimony submitted yesterday to the Senate and House agriculture committees, which recently held hearings on a proposed rule to define “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS). The […]

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  4. Protective Order Stops EPA From Releasing Data

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 10, 2015 – A U.S. District Court judge Friday issued a protective order against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, stopping it from disclosing to radical environmental and animal-rights groups information on farmers, pending the resolution of a legal challenge brought by the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation […]

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  5. NPPC Wants ‘Waters Of The U.S.’ Rule Withdrawn

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 17, 2014 – Because it has “numerous and substantial flaws,” a rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intended to clarify their authority under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) over various waters should be withdrawn, said the National Pork Producers Council in comments […]

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  6. NPPC Helps Pass Bill To Stop Harmful, Costly Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 9, 2014 – The U.S. House today voted 262-152 to approve legislation that would prevent the development and implementation of a regulation expanding the scope of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) to cover most of the country’s water bodies, ditches and gullies, a rule that would be particularly detrimental to agriculture. […]

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  7. Groups Want ‘Notice, Comment Period’ On Water Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2014 – A group of agricultural organizations, led by the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation, said an interpretive rule that accompanies a proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) regulation is a legislative rule that must go through notice and comment rulemaking. In comments submitted yesterday to the U.S. […]

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  8. Proposed Water Rule Could Hurt Farmers, Ranchers

    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30, 2014 – The National Pork Producers Council and 71 national and state agricultural organizations are requesting extensions of the comment periods on a proposed regulation and accompanying agricultural exemptions rule related to changes in the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) that could negatively affect farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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  9. Reform Biofuels Mandate, Pork, Beef Urge Congress

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Apr. 10, 2013 – Following an announcement by House lawmakers that they will introduce legislation to address issues with the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) urged Congress to reform the biofuels mandate. Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve […]

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