Antibiotics

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: NPPC secures 100% of priorities in House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill; NPPC participates in Mexican Pork Congress; NPPC’s Johnson defends judicious antimicrobial use at U.N. hearing; NPPC weighs in on U.K. meat labeling proposal; and NPPC’s Forseth provides updates on Prop. 12. Take a deeper…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: California Prop. 12 now in full effect as NPPC continues to look for solutions; NPPC comments on FDA antibiotics proposal; and U.S. pork exports could top 2021’s record amount. Take a deeper dive below.  California Prop. 12 now in full effect as NPPC continues to…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: EPA’s proposed wastewater regulation sparks concerns; NPPC participates in 13th annual antibiotics symposium; ag groups weigh in on WTO trade issues; support for tax credit for renewable fuel from methane; NPPC addresses pork industry issues at USMEF meeting; and FDA moves to withdraw use of…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: NPPC cautions FDA on antimicrobial use data proposal; NPPC briefs House Republican Conference on producers’ priorities; Biden visits pork farm to tout investment in rural America; Biden talks economic cooperation with Western Hemisphere nations; USTR Tai in South Africa to discuss AGOA; Take a deeper…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: ADUFA passed in continuing resolution; anti-checkoff amendment fails in House Ag appropriations bill; NPPC asks producers to comment on swine traceability; NPPC’s Dr. Carr attends Codex; U.S. holds second round of trade talks with Kenya: USDA holds virtual sessions for ASF Action Week; Cassidy-Crawford legislation…

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…

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…

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…

PHILIPPINES CONSIDERING EXTENDING HIGHER QUOTA, REDUCED TARIFFS ON PORKThe Philippines government this week indicated it may extend through the end of 2022 the country’s increased Minimum Access Volume (MAV) quota for imported pork and the reduced tariffs on pork under and over the quota. The MAV, which in May was increased to 254,000 metric tons,…

In October 2019, journalist Lesley Stahl conducted an 80-minute interview with Dr. Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). The “60 Minutes” story that aired on Jan. 5, 2020, included less than two minutes of Dr. Wagstrom’s comments and failed to include critical information about modern pork production. The U.S. pork…