Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2022 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed comments today to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its controversial reporting requirements proposal on climate-related disclosures for investors. In its comments, NPPC and other agricultural groups requested that the SEC reconsider its application of burdensome and unnecessary climate disclosure…

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2022 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Maria C. Zieba to vice president of international affairs. She will oversee international trade advocacy efforts on behalf of America’s 60,000 pork producers. “NPPC recently announced the culmination of a strategic planning and repositioning effort that…

CEO attends White House signing ceremony WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2022 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) attended today’s White House signing ceremony for the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA). The newly enacted law will address longstanding supply chain and shipping port issues that have hampered exports of pork and other U.S.…

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2022 – The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12. The state law seeks to ban the sale of pork from hogs that don’t meet the state’s arbitrary production standards, even if the…

Expert panel discusses the latest legislative priorities of foreign animal disease, labor and international trade Des Moines, IA, June 8, 2022 — A panel led by National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) experts today at World Pork Expo discussed the pork industry’s current policy priorities that are vital to producers’ livelihoods and the future success of…

New leadership, branding and strategic plan set momentum for groundbreaking work on behalf of America’s pork producers Des Moines, IA, June 8, 2022 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) today announced the culmination of a strategic planning and repositioning effort that will drive momentum in shaping the future for the next generation of pork…

May 9, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2022 – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) was pleased with today’s decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to extend the comment period to June 17 on its reporting requirements proposal on climate change-related information from publicly-traded companies and their customers, suppliers, and distributors. “NPPC thanks…

April 4, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2022 — Annemarie Pender has been hired by the National Pork Producers Council as assistant vice president for marketing and communications. She began her duties today, working out of NPPC’s Washington, DC, public policy office. “Annemarie is a strategic thinker with 15-plus years of experience, developing and implementing…

April 6, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C., April 6, 2022 — Preparing for and preventing foreign animal diseases, addressing an agricultural labor shortage, and increasing pork exports are the top public-policy issues pork producers will lobby their congressional lawmakers on over the next two days. During the spring Capitol Hill fly-in of the National Pork Producers Council…