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The National Pork Producers Council applauds the administration for its leadership in addressing the challenges associated with rail shipments and taking actions to avert further supply chain disruptions of agricultural goods. Having stability and predictability in the U.S. supply chain supports American farmers and the U.S. economy by ensuring consumers have access to fresh and…

NPPC staff in attendance from left to right: Michael Formica, Maria Zieba, Terry Wolters, Mikayla Dolch, Andrew Bailey, Bryan Humphreys, Annemarie Pender, Holly Cook, and Josh Scramlin. NPPC Participates in NAFB Trade Talk What happened? This week the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) took part in the National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) annual ‘Trade…

NPPC Weighs in on APHIS New Approach to Livestock Indemnity What happened? On Nov. 7, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) submitted comments to the Federal Register in response to an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) published by USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regarding its new approach on how it determines and pays…

Senator Boozman Requests a Report on USDA COVID-19 Relief Spending What happened? U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Arkansas) submitted a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack requesting an accounting of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) COVID-19 relief spending.  Why did USDA give aid? USDA gave more than $11 billion to help farmers,…

NPPC to Provide Comments for USTR’s NTE Report Background: Each year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) welcomes comments to aid in identifying barriers to U.S. exports of goods and services, U.S. foreign-direct investment and U.S. electronic commerce for inclusion in the National Trade Estimate (NTE) Report.…

Mexican President Issues Decree to Fight Food Prices What happened? On Oct. 19, Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador published a decree titled the Package Against Inflation and Famine with the objective of reducing the average price of the basic basket of 24 food products by 8%. It creates a universal import license that companies…

California Proposition 12 SCOTUS Oral Arguments Lowdown Missed the live stream? Take a listen to the audio recording for a full recap. Prefer to cut to the chase? We’ve got you covered on the “war on breakfast” (a phrase coined by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa). Our review: “This is a historic day for American farmers.…

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) briefed media following oral arguments on NPPC vs. Ross before the U.S. Supreme Court. Below is an audio recording from the briefing. Listen to the Recording NPPC does not permit the rebroadcast or retransmission of this audio event in its entirety, without expressed written consent. When using soundbites, please give attribution…

The following statement can be attributed to the National Pork Producers Council: “This is a historic day for American farmers. National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and American Farm Bureau Federation presented oral arguments on NPPC v. Ross before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of California Proposition 12. As we’ve contended since 2018, one state should not…