Environment & Energy

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: Senate Republicans release Farm Bill framework; House Appropriations fiscal 2025 ag funding bill debated; NPPC leads defense of producers’ freedom to farm; NPPC wants reciprocal access to South Africa, Nigeria; and U.S. pork exports surge in April. Take a deeper dive below. Senate Republicans release…

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 leads bipartisan discussion on implications of Prop. 12, Question 3; USDA’s latest Hogs and Pigs Report portends positive 2024; coalition weighs in on proposed effluent guidelines for meat packers; NPPC participates in HHS Healthy People 2030 initiative; swine veterinarians tour National Bio and Agro-Defense…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: Producers approve traceability resolution at annual meeting; SEC climate rule victory a relief for agriculture producers; USDA issues final Packers & Stockyards Act rule; NPPC’s Formica says EPA’s WOTUS rule still problematic for farmers; NPPC installs new officers, elects board; and pork industry leaders recognized…

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 secures vaccine use policy win at NASDA meeting; coalition calls for extended comment period on proposed EPA rule; NPPC celebrates Japanese emperor’s birthday; NPPC mourns death of former USDA Under Secretary, Iowa Agriculture Secretary. Take a deeper dive below. NPPC secures vaccine use policy…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: NPPC advocates for clear labels for ‘fake meat’; NPPC wants Miscellaneous Tariff Bill renewed; bipartisan legislation aims to safeguard U.S. agriculture from cyberattacks; House lawmakers launch Ag Trade Caucus; U.S. secures positive outcomes at Codex meeting; Canada raises trade concerns about USDA labeling rule and…

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…