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U.S. Pork Producers Praise Biden Administration’s Efforts to Avert Rail Disruptions  Railroad Union Contract Negotiations Recap: In October, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) along with 321 local, state and federal trade associations signed onto a coalition letter urging President Biden and key administration officials to return to the bargaining table to negotiate a new rail…

NPPC staff in attendance from left to right: Michael Formica, Maria Zieba, Terry Wolters, Mikayla Dolch, Andrew Bailey, Bryan Humphreys, Annemarie Pender, Holly Cook, and Josh Scramlin. NPPC Participates in NAFB Trade Talk What happened? This week the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) took part in the National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) annual ‘Trade…

Senator Boozman Requests a Report on USDA COVID-19 Relief Spending What happened? U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Arkansas) submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack requesting an accounting of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) COVID-19 relief spending.  Why did USDA give aid? USDA gave more than $11 billion to help farmers,…

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…

California Proposition 12 SCOTUS Oral Arguments Lowdown Missed the live stream? Take a listen to the audio recording for a full recap. Prefer to cut to the chase? We’ve got you covered on the “war on breakfast” (a phrase coined by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa). Our review: “This is a historic day for American farmers.…

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) briefed media following oral arguments on NPPC vs. Ross before the U.S. Supreme Court. Below is an audio recording from the briefing. Listen to the Recording NPPC does not permit the rebroadcast or retransmission of this audio event in its entirety, without expressed written consent. When using soundbites, please give attribution…

The following statement can be attributed to the National Pork Producers Council: “This is a historic day for American farmers. National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and American Farm Bureau Federation presented oral arguments on NPPC v. Ross before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of California Proposition 12. As we’ve contended since 2018, one state should not…

Letter of Opposition for a Section 301 Investigation on Imports From Mexico What happened? On Oct. 5, over 20 agricultural and industry associations, including National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), signed a letter urging USTR to reject the petition sent by a group of members of Congress to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)…

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…