African Swine Fever

More Funds Available for Meat, Poultry Processing ImprovementsUSDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) this week announced an additional $21.9 million for 111 projects through the Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant Program, bringing total funding to $54.6 million. MPIRG awards this year have funded projects in 37 states. The program helps meat and poultry processors make…

NPPC Spearheads Letter to Congressional Leaders to Back ‘Beagle Brigade Act’NPPC spearheaded a letter signed by 52 other agricultural organizations and veterinary groups asking Senate and House leaders for “swift passage” of the “Beagle Brigade Act of 2022” (S. 3678 and H.R. 8432). The legislation would authorize the National Detector Dog Training Center, the primary…

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2022 — Today, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and leaders from the Philippine Department of Agriculture and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to announce the launch of a new project titled “Capacity building in risk assessment to support safe international…

Groups Urge Administration to Weigh in on Shipping Port Labor TalksToday, NPPC joined more than 150 agriculture and business groups in urging the Biden administration to get the two sides in labor talks on West Coast shipping operations to extend their current contract while a new agreement is finalized. The contract between the Pacific Maritime…

Home / Animal Well-being / African Swine Fever Foreign Animal Disease Prevention × NPPC’s Position NPPC supports congressional funding of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to fully staff its agricultural inspection program and keep American agriculture safe from foreign animal and plant diseases.   NPPC also urges lawmakers to appropriate funds in…

NPPC CALLS ON CONGRESS TO SHORE UP AGRICULTURAL INSPECTOR FUNDINGNPPC is calling on Congress to provide funding for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Agricultural Quarantine Inspection program. The AQI program funds the Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agricultural inspectors who work at U.S. ports of entry…

Several years ago, with African swine fever (ASF) spreading through much of the world, U.S. pork producers became alarmed because of the devastating economic impact the swine-only disease would have on the U.S. pork industry should it reach the U.S. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) began an aggressive campaign with Congress, USDA’s Animal and…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 29, 2021 – The National Pork Producers Council today commended Agriculture Secretary Vilsack for dedicating $500 million in USDA Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds for prevention of and preparation for African swine fever (ASF), a pig-only disease that would be devastating for the U.S. pork industry. The CCC, a wholly owned government…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 17, 2021 – The National Pork Producers Council today commended seven House members for requesting funding to protect the U.S. swine herd from African swine fever (ASF). In a letter sent yesterday, the lawmakers urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to prioritize funding for USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)…

A critic across our northern border continues to circulate inaccurate information about efforts to bring financial relief to US pork producers. HOTH thought it time to set the record straight. U.S. hog farmers are an independent bunch, preferring to compete through hard work and innovation, allowing the free market to determine winners and losers. Unfortunately,…