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Statement by Terry Wolters, NPPC president and owner of Stoney Creek Farms in Pipestone, Minnesota “The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s announcement on the extension of lower tariff rates on pork and other food items. Gaining better market access to the Philippines has been a top trade priority for…

U.S. Pork Exports Soar During Pork Month What happened? U.S. pork exports in October – National Pork Month – reached their highest in 16 months, according to data recently released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Year-over-year, exports were up 5% in October, topping 238,000 metric tons, the largest amount since June 2021.…

NPPC Spearheads Letter to Congressional Leaders to Back ‘Beagle Brigade Act’NPPC spearheaded a letter signed by 52 other agricultural organizations and veterinary groups asking Senate and House leaders for “swift passage” of the “Beagle Brigade Act of 2022” (S. 3678 and H.R. 8432). The legislation would authorize the National Detector Dog Training Center, the primary…

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2022 — Today, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and leaders from the Philippine Department of Agriculture and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to announce the launch of a new project titled “Capacity building in risk assessment to support safe international…

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 / Trade / Phillipines Philippines × NPPC’s Position NPPC lauds the trade progress with the Philippines.   NPPC encourages the administration to continue working with the Philippines to establish a free trade agreement with zero tariffs on imported pork. Background On Oct. 22, 2018, the Trump administration announced it was addressing several issues under…

Home / Trade / Phillipines Trade × The World Should be Your Market Producing the safest and the most wholesome and nutritious pork products found anywhere on the planet does not mean the U.S. pork industry automatically gets access to all the world’s markets. That takes hard work and often involves overcoming significant foreign tariff…

HOUSE EXTENDS PRICE REPORTING LAW ONE YEAR, SENATE PROSPECTS UNCERTAINThe House this week approved legislation sponsored by Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott (D-GA) that extends for one year the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act (LMRA), which requires meatpackers to report to USDA the prices they pay for cattle, hogs and lambs and other information. USDA uses…

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., April 7, 2021 – To combat rising pork prices and stabilize supplies, the Philippine government announced today it will provide more market access for pork imports. Securing better access to the Philippines market has been a top, long-term trade priority for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). “Since 2019, the Philippines has been…