Animal Well-being

NPPC Weighs in on APHIS New Approach to Livestock Indemnity What happened? On Nov. 7, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) submitted comments to the Federal Register in response to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) published by USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regarding its new approach on how it determines and pays…

Mexican President Issues Decree to Fight Food Prices What happened? On Oct. 19, Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador published a decree titled the Package Against Inflation and Famine with the objective of reducing the average price of the basic basket of 24 food products by 8%. It creates a universal import license that companies…

Mandatory Price Reporting Extended in Federal Funding Bill The Senate and House approved legislation that funds federal programs, including the Mandatory Price Reporting program, through Dec. 16. President Biden was expected to sign into law the continuing resolution, which keeps the government running at current funding levels, before the start of fiscal 2023, which begins…

From: Real Clear Policy, September 23, 2022 by Thomas Titus On October 11th at the Supreme Court, America’s pork farmers will stand trial. The formal question before the justices will be the constitutionality of California’s 2018 initiative-passed Proposition 12. If the farmers lose, a state will be allowed to enforce a regulation on out-of-state production…

Producers Convey Pork Industry Priorities During NPPC Fly-in NPPC held its fall Legislative Action Conference Wednesday and Thursday, with nearly 100 pork producers in Washington, D.C., meeting with their members of Congress to discuss pork industry priorities. Over the two-day event, producers asked lawmakers to: Press the Biden administration to join the 11-nation Comprehensive and…

From: National Review Plus | Economy & BusinessBy: Elizabeth Wagstrom A reply in the case of National Pork Producers Council v. Ross In 2018, well-funded anti-meat activists persuaded California voters of a lie — that almost all of the nation’s over 60,000 pig farmers were guilty of cruelty to their animals and should be forced…

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…

Home / Animal Well-being Massachusetts Question 3 × NPPC’s Position Animal welfare and consumer access to high-quality and affordable pork are top priorities for America’s hog farmers. NPPC strongly opposes Massachusetts Question 3 because: Unconstitutionally regulates commerce that takes place outside of Massachusetts Governs activity outside of Massachusetts’ borders and beyond its police powers Imposes…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 11, 2022 — New Englanders can breathe a sigh of relief after a United States federal court judge for the District of Massachusetts today signed a court order approving an agreement to delay enforcement of a state law that would have banned the sale of pork that comes from animals not housed according…

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…