Environment & Energy

Ocean Shipping Reform Act Of 2022 Signed Into LawA win for the U.S. agriculture groups – the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) was signed into law. OSRA addresses some of the most egregious practices threatening U.S. agriculture exports, such as unfair and onerous detention and demurrage charges. Last year alone, the U.S. pork industry exported…

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 / Environment & Energy The Waters of the United States Rule × NPPC’s Position The Waters of the United States Rule must be workable for farmers.   NPPC has raised concerns about the 2021 proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which has many flaws as the 2015 regulation.    NPPC opposes the…

SUPREME COURT AGAIN CONSIDERS WHETHER TO HEAR PROP. 12 CASEThe NPPC-American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) legal challenge to California’s Proposition 12, which bans the sale in the state of pork from hogs born to sows raised anywhere in housing that does not meet California’s arbitrary standards, is again on the U.S. Supreme Court’s weekly conference…

Environment × Pork producers are dedicated to protecting the environment and safeguarding the nation’s resources for future generations. In addition to being subject to federal and state environmental regulations, the pork industry has worked with all levels of government to develop science-based practices addressing use and management of valuable nutrients. The U.S. pork industry’s efforts…

NPPC COMMENTS ON POSSIBLE RODENTICIDE RESTRICTIONSNPPC and nine other agricultural groups late last Friday submitted answers and observations in response to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency request for information about the use of rodenticides to control rats and mice infestations on farms. EPA regulates which pesticide products can be used and how they are used…

CALIFORNIA COURT ISSUES FINAL ORDER DELAYING IMPLEMENTATION OF PROP. 12The Superior Court in Sacramento Co., CA, on Wednesday issued its final judgment delaying enforcement of the state’s Proposition 12 prohibition on the sale in California of pork from hogs born to sows raised anywhere in housing that does not meet the state’s arbitrary standards. While…

CALIFORNIA COURT DELAYS IMPLEMENTATION OF PROPOSITION 12The Superior Court in Sacramento Co., CA, this week delayed enforcement of the state’s Proposition 12 prohibition on the sale in California of pork from hogs born to sows raised anywhere in housing that does not meet the state’s arbitrary standards. Several California business groups, including the Hispanic Chamber…

GROUPS SEEK LEGAL REMEDIES TO STOP PROP. 12The U.S. Supreme Court today was set to consider whether to take the NPPC-American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) case challenging California’s Proposition 12, which bans the sale in California of pork from hogs born to sows raised anywhere in housing that does not meet the state’s arbitrary standards,…

Home / Environment & Energy Speaking for the Entire U.S. Pork Industry × We believe Americans humanely farming hogs need a strong voice in society.  We credibly present to legislators, regulators, and trade organizations the workings of the highly-effective pork producer and processor ecosystem that delivers safe and nutritious pork products all across the globe.…