Waters of the United States

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council Friday recap: trade, GIPSA comments and a legal challenge over the WOTUS rule. Take a deeper dive below. Ghana Officially Opens Market to U.S. Pork What happened: The African nation of Ghana signed a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officially opening its market to exports…

FAS Allocates Fiscal 2023 MAP, FMD Funds to Promote Exports What happened: Before the end of the year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) awarded nearly $203 million to more than 60 organizations as part of its Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program to help expand export markets…

Mandatory Price Reporting Extended in Federal Funding Bill The Senate and House approved legislation that funds federal programs, including the Mandatory Price Reporting program, through Dec. 16. President Biden was expected to sign into law the continuing resolution, which keeps the government running at current funding levels, before the start of fiscal 2023, which begins…

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 / Waters of the United States 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…

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…

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,…