WASHINGTON, D.C., July 21, 2022 — The Biden administration, international trading partners and business groups representing the full scope of the U.S. economy, among others, filed amicus briefs in support of the National Pork Producers Council ahead of the Supreme Court case to review California’s Proposition 12. The state law seeks to ban the sale…

Ocean Shipping Reform Act Of 2022 Signed Into LawA win for the U.S. agriculture groups – the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) was signed into law. OSRA addresses some of the most egregious practices threatening U.S. agriculture exports, such as unfair and onerous detention and demurrage charges. Last year alone, the U.S. pork industry exported…

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2022 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed comments today to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its controversial reporting requirements proposal on climate-related disclosures for investors. In its comments, NPPC and other agricultural groups requested that the SEC reconsider its application of burdensome and unnecessary climate disclosure…

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2022 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Maria C. Zieba to vice president of international affairs. She will oversee international trade advocacy efforts on behalf of America’s 60,000 pork producers. “NPPC recently announced the culmination of a strategic planning and repositioning effort that…

CEO attends White House signing ceremony WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2022 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) attended today’s White House signing ceremony for the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA). The newly enacted law will address longstanding supply chain and shipping port issues that have hampered exports of pork and other U.S.…

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2022 – The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12. The state law seeks to ban the sale of pork from hogs that don’t meet the state’s arbitrary production standards, even if the…

Expert panel discusses the latest legislative priorities of foreign animal disease, labor and international trade Des Moines, IA, June 8, 2022 — A panel led by National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) experts today at World Pork Expo discussed the pork industry’s current policy priorities that are vital to producers’ livelihoods and the future success of…

New leadership, branding and strategic plan set momentum for groundbreaking work on behalf of America’s pork producers Des Moines, IA, June 8, 2022 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) today announced the culmination of a strategic planning and repositioning effort that will drive momentum in shaping the future for the next generation of pork…

MCDONALD’S BOARD REJECTS ANIMAL-RIGHTS ACTIVISTSLate last week, McDonald’s shareholders rejected Carl Icahn’s bid to get two animal-rights activists on the fast-food restaurant’s board. The billionaire investor wants to force the company to stop buying pork from hog farmers who use individual pens for sows. Several other food firms, including Wendy’s, Papa John’s, and Dine Brands…

USDA PROPOSED RULES ON POULTRY INDUSTRY TO BE PUBLISHED SOONUSDA soon will publish a proposed rule and an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) related to poultry production now that the White House Office of Management and Budget has completed its review of the regulations. NPPC is watching the rules, which could provide a preview…