Press Releases

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…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 27, 2022 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has appointed Kelly Cushman as its new vice president of domestic policy. In this newly created position, Cushman will oversee U.S. government engagement, advocacy and lobbying efforts on behalf of the U.S. pork industry. “Kelly comes to NPPC with a proven track record…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 20, 2022 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is pleased to announce that Mikayla Dolch has joined the organization as its new manager of marketing and digital communications. Dolch will support the expansion and enhancement of NPPC’s digital programming activities. “As the pork industry evolves, it is important for NPPC to…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 25, 2022 — Dr. Ashley Johnson has joined the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) as director of food policy. In her role, she will focus on developing and implementing post-harvest food safety and human nutrition programs and addressing animal care issues in market channels. “We are excited to have someone like Dr. Johnson join…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 11, 2022 — New Englanders can breathe a sigh of relief after a United States federal court judge for the District of Massachusetts today signed a court order approving an agreement to delay enforcement of a state law that would have banned the sale of pork that comes from animals not housed according…

Statement by Terry Wolters, NPPC president and owner of Stoney Creek Farms in Pipestone, Minnesota “We appreciate FSA’s commitment to providing assistance to those pork producers hit hard by the economic disruptions caused by the pandemic. Producers forced into spot market hog sales are still challenged by the market disruptions of COVID-19, and these funds…

Statement by Terry Wolters, NPPC president and owner of Stoney Creek Farms in Pipestone, Minnesota: “Healthy animals ensure consumers have safe food and allow American producers, their communities, and the U.S. economy to thrive. That is why NPPC joined over 50 organizations spanning the entire agriculture sector in support of the Beagle Brigade Act of…

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…

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 11, 2022 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) released a new economic report highlighting how America’s pig farmers are significant contributors to the United States’ agricultural and overall economy. The report highlights pork industry value chain contributions and growth over the past five years. “This report underscores how the pork industry…