African Swine Fever

Home / Food Safety / 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…

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…

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,…

Rules Would Impact Imported Dogs from ASF-Positive Countries WASHINGTON, D.C., August 6, 2021 – Today, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced a federal order establishing additional requirements for dogs imported into the United States for resale from African swine fever (ASF)-positive countries. Ensuring ASF and other foreign animal diseases don’t enter the country is one…

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) – in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the Swine Health Information Council and the National Pork Board – is committed to reducing the risk to the U.S. swine herd of contracting foreign animal diseases, including African Swine Fever. With ASF spreading…