Waters of the United States

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,…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 12, 2019 –The National Pork Producers Council applauded today’s action by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), repealing the previous Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and laying the groundwork for a new final rule. The previous WOTUS rule was issued by the Obama administration in August 2015, giving EPA broad jurisdiction…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 11, 2018 – The National Pork Producers Council applauded today’s announcement by the Trump administration of a proposed new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The regulation would replace the WOTUS rule issued in August 2015 by the Obama administration’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That measure gave EPA broad jurisdiction over…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 8, 2018 – The National Pork Producers Council and a diverse coalition of agricultural and business groups late yesterday – in the case American Farm Bureau Federation, et. al. vs. the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – filed a request in federal court for a nationwide preliminary injunction against enforcement of the Obama…