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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2024 – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) supports the 2024 Farm Bill framework introduced by U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR). “On behalf of America’s 60,000+ pork producers, we thank Ranking Member Boozman for a farm bill framework that listens to and answers…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: NPPC holds another successful World Pork Expo; and NPPC urges renewal of trade preference programs. Take a deeper dive below. NPPC holds another successful World Pork Expo | NPPC urges renewal of trade preference programs NPPC Holds Another Successful World Pork Expo What happened: An…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: pork producers push priorities with members of Congress; Agriculture Chair Thompson says Farm Bill will move in May; Iowa pork producer attends Japan prime minister’s congressional address; U.S. pork exports continue to surge in 2024. Take a deeper dive below.  Pork producers push priorities with…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: NPPC applauds USDA purchase of more pork for food nutrition, assistance programs; NPPC’s Dr. Carr engages in Codex Commission; President’s budget requests funding for swine programs; USDA issues final ‘Product of USA’ labeling rule; and House Ag labor group recommends reforms to H-2A program. Take…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 28, 2024 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for again extending the New Swine Inspection System line speed trials through Jan. 15, 2025. Processing facilities will enroll in a modified time limited trial, which will include a study to evaluate the impact…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: NPPC meets with Tennessee lawmakers on mRNA vaccines; NPPC says there’s ‘no legitimate reason’ for farm emissions reporting rule; coalition backs Bentzel for Federal Maritime Commission; and U.S. agriculture had trade deficit in fiscal 2023. Take a deeper dive below. NPPC meets with Tennessee lawmakers…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: Vilsack urges Congress to fix California Proposition 12; U.S. pork exports set new record in 2023; Ag Census shows fewer, older farmers running bigger farms; NPPC urges Supreme Court to hear case on CWA discharge permits; NPPC leads coalition asking EPA to scrap proposed rodent…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: NPPC takes stand as U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in federal regulations case; EPA proposes new packing plants effluent limits; and lawmakers propose two-year freeze on mandated H-2A wages. Take a deeper dive below. U.S. Supreme Court Tackles Federal Regulations Case  |  EPA Proposes Limits…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: pork producers brace for a federal government shutdown as NPPC pens LMR letter to Secretary Vilsack; NPPC weighs in on USDA proposal to update reportable diseases; NPPC’s Zieba attends FAO conference on sustainable livestock production; NPPC supports legislation to increase USDA farm operating and ownership…

This week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: pork producers take on D.C. for fall fly-in. Take a deeper dive below. Pork Producers Take on D.C. for Fall Fly-in What happened: More than 100 pork producers from around the country attended the National Pork Producers Council’s (NPPC) Spring Legislative Action Conference (LAC) on September…