Livestock Hauling

Home / Animal Well-being / Livestock Hauling Trucking Mandates × NPPC’s Position NPPC supports the bipartisan Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act, which would establish a Department of Transportation working group to deliver, within one year, an action plan for reforms that support the safe, humane transportation of agricultural commodities, including pigs. NPPC supports rules that: Expand…

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…

HUMPHREYS CHOSEN AS NEW NPPC CEONPPC announced this week that Bryan Humphreys, a former staff member with the organization, has been chosen as its new CEO, taking over from long-time leader Neil Dierks. Humphreys’ will begin his duties Dec. 21. The Iowa native previously served from June 2009 to October 2014 as NPPC’s director of…

Congress approves legislation, and, generally, the public knows what it would do. But the regulations that implement our laws can make one’s eyes glaze over – and cause real problems for those who must comply with them. Such is the case with a federal rule mandating that truckers replace the simple and inexpensive paper driving…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 20, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted drivers who haul livestock a 90-day waiver from a regulation that could have negative effects on animal well-being, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council. NPPC requested on behalf of the U.S. pork industry and other livestock sectors a…