Farm Bill

April 29, 2022 NPPC URGES PHILIPPINES TO EXTEND HIGHER PORK QUOTA AND LOWER TARIFFSNPPC applauded the recent recommendation of an advisory committee to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to extend through the end of the year the country’s reduced tariff rates on pork imports but also urged Manilla to reinstate its higher import quota. The cabinet-level Committee on…

Home / Commerce / Farm Bill Farm Bill × NPPC’s Position NPPC supports a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank to enable the quick containment and eradication of an outbreak to prevent catastrophic financial losses for the agriculture economy.   NPPC worked hard to secure permanent and mandatory funding to protect animal well-being and farmers’ livelihood…

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it was offering $75 million in funding—as part of the 2018 Farm Bill– for the eradication and control of feral swine through the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program. The pilot program is a joint effort between USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service…

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 4, 2019 – The National Pork Producers Council today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for finalizing its rule exempting livestock farmers from reporting to state and local authorities the routine emissions from their farms. “Today’s rule is the final piece in the implementation of the FARM Act, which passed Congress…

First Shipments Of USDA-Purchased Pork Delivered To Food Assistance Programs For Needy WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 17, 2018 – The Trump administration today announced the second phase of the market facilitation part of its assistance program for America’s farmers suffering from ongoing trade disputes. Also, this past week the first shipments of pork purchased by the…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 12, 2018 – The National Pork Producers Council praised Senate and House lawmakers for today approving the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes important mandatory funding for animal disease prevention and preparedness efforts. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into law in the coming days. “Obviously, the Farm Bill is extremely…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 11, 2018 – Pork producers – and all livestock farmers – are poised for a significant victory after passage by a Senate-House conference committee of a 2018 Farm Bill that includes mandatory funding for animal disease prevention and preparedness. The National Pork Producers Council now is urging lawmakers in both chambers of…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 30, 2018 – The National Pork Producers Council today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its proposed rule exempting livestock farmers from reporting to state and local authorities the routine emissions from their farms. “The rule announced today is the final piece in the implementation of the FARM Act, which passed…

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 21, 2018 – The National Pork Producers Council praised today’s passage by the House of the “Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018,” which includes several provisions important to U.S. pork producers, and urged the Senate to quickly pass its version of the 2018 Farm Bill. Chief among the important provisions is language…

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 17, 2018 – The National Pork Producers Council is urging House lawmakers to oppose an amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill that would gut the federally authorized commodity research and promotion programs, commonly known as checkoffs. NPPC joined more than 40 agricultural organizations on a letter sent yesterday to House Agriculture Committee…