Animal Well-being

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…

NPPC, Farm Bureau File Prop. 12 Brief With Supreme Court NPPC and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) today filed their initial brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in their case against California’s Proposition 12, which bans the sale of pork not produced according to the state’s production standards. The high court is expected to…

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…

May 20, 2022 MEATPACKING SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR BILL SENT TO FULL HOUSE FOR VOTEThe House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday advanced the “Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act,” H.R. 7606, to the House floor for a vote. The bill would create a special investigator at USDA to bring civil actions for violations of the Packers & Stockyards…

May 13, 2022 SEC EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD ON CLIMATE REPORTING PROPOSALThe Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday extended to June 17 the comment period on its proposed regulation mandating that publicly-traded companies report on their carbon emissions and other climate-related data and on similar information from partner companies, suppliers, and distributors. The SEC responded…

May 9, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2022 – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) was pleased with today’s decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to extend the comment period to June 17 on its reporting requirements proposal on climate change-related information from publicly-traded companies and their customers, suppliers, and distributors. “NPPC thanks…

April 29, 2022 NPPC URGES PHILIPPINES TO EXTEND HIGHER PORK QUOTA AND LOWER TARIFFSNPPC applauded the recent recommendation of an advisory committee to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to extend through the end of the year the country’s reduced tariff rates on pork imports but also urged Manilla to reinstate its higher import quota. The cabinet-level Committee on…

April 22, 2022 USDA LETS MORE PACKING PLANTS RETURN TO FASTER LINE SPEEDSUSDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced it approved the Clemens Food Group pork packing plant in Coldwater, Michigan, to run faster line speeds under a one-year trial program. The agency now has let four plants operate with faster harvesting line…

Home / Animal Well-being Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule × NPPC’s Position NPPC supports withdrawal of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule. It is outside the scope of the Organic Food Production Act of 1990, which limited consideration of livestock as organic to feeding and medication practices. Background The National Organic Program was…