New Swine Inspection System

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)…

The following statement can be attributed to the National Pork Producers Council: “We are pleased that the federal judge upheld the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) New Swine Inspection System (NSIS) that incentivizes investment in new technologies while ensuring a safe supply of wholesome American pork. Pork producers use science-based approaches to continuously improve and…

NPPC Comments on Proposed USDA ‘Poultry Rule’Although it is taking no position on the new regulation, NPPC recently submitted comments on USDA’s proposed “Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments” rule, which is related to enforcement and interpretation of the Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA). The PSA also deals with livestock transactions. The so-called “poultry…

May 13, 2022 SEC EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD ON CLIMATE REPORTING PROPOSALThe Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday extended to June 17 the comment period on its proposed regulation mandating that publicly-traded companies report on their carbon emissions and other climate-related data and on similar information from partner companies, suppliers, and distributors. The SEC responded…

Home / Food Safety / New Swine Inspection System New Swine Inspection System (NSIS) × NPPC’s Position NPPC supports allowing packing plants to run faster harvesting line speeds, increasing packing capacity, and restoring some market power to producers.   NPPC supports the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in approving applications from additional packing plants…

OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL INCLUDED MANY PORK INDUSTRY PRIORITIESThe omnibus spending bill to keep the government operating through fiscal 2022 — approved by Congress last week and signed into law by President Biden this week — included nearly two dozen pork industry priority provisions and programs, with increased funding, that will benefit U.S. producers. A lot…

PHILIPPINES CONSIDERING EXTENDING HIGHER QUOTA, REDUCED TARIFFS ON PORKThe Philippines government this week indicated it may extend through the end of 2022 the country’s increased Minimum Access Volume (MAV) quota for imported pork and the reduced tariffs on pork under and over the quota. The MAV, which in May was increased to 254,000 metric tons,…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 12, 2021 – The National Pork Producers Council today commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture for allowing some pork packing plants to run faster line speeds, a move that could increase packing capacity and alleviate supply issues in the face of strong demand. “We’re very pleased with USDA’s proposal to let certain…

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) – in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, the Swine Health Information Council and the National Pork Board – is committed to reducing the risk to the U.S. swine herd of contracting foreign animal diseases, including African Swine Fever. With ASF spreading…

Former House Speaker Tip O’Neill coined the phrase all politics is local. Essentially, legislative actions taken in Washington, D.C., have real-world ramifications throughout the country. As lawmakers are currently back in their districts for their congressional recess, now is a great opportunity to talk with them about the local impacts of two top U.S. pork…