Contact:Janine Van Vark | vanvarkj@nppc.orgDinah Peebles | dpeebles@pork.org Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 22, 2022 – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the National Pork Board (NPB) are proud to announce the 19 pork producers selected to join the Pork Leadership Institute’s (PLI) class of 2023. Each year, an elite group of producers are chosen…

Statement by Terry Wolters, NPPC president and owner of Stoney Creek Farms in Pipestone, Minnesota “The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s announcement on the extension of lower tariff rates on pork and other food items. Gaining better market access to the Philippines has been a top trade priority for…

The National Pork Producers Council applauds the administration for its leadership in addressing the challenges associated with rail shipments and taking actions to avert further supply chain disruptions of agricultural goods. Having stability and predictability in the U.S. supply chain supports American farmers and the U.S. economy by ensuring consumers have access to fresh and…

NPPC appreciates USDA’s move to extend the comment period for the Packers & Stockyards Act proposed rule on Inclusive Competition and Market Integrity. Pork producers rely on enforcement of the Act to ensure fair marketing opportunities and support policies that allow them to make decisions that best fit their unique circumstances. NPPC joined with other…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 27, 2022 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has appointed Kelly Cushman as its new vice president of domestic policy. In this newly created position, Cushman will oversee U.S. government engagement, advocacy and lobbying efforts on behalf of the U.S. pork industry. “Kelly comes to NPPC with a proven track record…

The following statement can be attributed to the National Pork Producers Council: “This is a historic day for American farmers. National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and American Farm Bureau Federation presented oral arguments on NPPC v. Ross before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of California Proposition 12. As we’ve contended since 2018, one state should not…

The following statement can be attributed to the National Pork Producers Council: “We are pleased that the federal judge upheld the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) New Swine Inspection System (NSIS) that incentivizes investment in new technologies while ensuring a safe supply of wholesome American pork. Pork producers use science-based approaches to continuously improve and…