Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 17, 2024 – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s unveiling of its 2024 Farm Bill. “America’s pork producers appreciate Chairman G.T. Thompson’s willingness to listen, put pen to paper, and address the most pressing issues facing the agriculture industry across the country – a prime example…

In this week’s National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Friday recap: NPPC leads the charge asking USTR to ‘recommit’ to aggressive trade agenda; NPPC’s Dr. Johnson represents U.S. pork at Codex meeting on contaminates in foods; personnel moves bolster NPPC’s public policy profile; USDA Swine Contract Library highlights usage, improvement opportunities; USDA holds Data Users’ Meeting…

Washington, D.C., April 17, 2024 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is pleased to announce several staff updates to enhance the organization’s advocacy efforts. Andy Curliss will join the organization as vice president of strategic engagement, effective April 22, 2024. In this new role, Curliss will lead a range of efforts focused on expanding the…

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 7, 2024 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) proudly announces the induction of new officers and the election of members to its board of directors.  “We are thrilled to welcome these accomplished individuals to NPPC’s board of directors,” said NPPC CEO Bryan Humphreys. “Their diverse backgrounds and proven track records will provide…

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 7, 2024 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) proudly announced 12 scholarship winners today at the 2024 National Pork Industry Forum. The Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry and the Neil Dierks scholarships recognize outstanding university students pursuing careers within the U.S. pork industry. “Highlighting the remarkable dedication of these scholars to the…

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 7, 2024 — Today, U.S. pork producers approved a resolution to enhance the country’s live swine traceability system during the 2024 National Pork Industry Forum hosted by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). “Traceability is a priority for the industry and has been for decades,” said Lori Stevermer, incoming NPPC president and…

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 6, 2024 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) proudly announces the induction of Bill Prestage into the NPPC Hall of Fame during the 2024 National Pork Industry Forum. This prestigious award recognizes individuals who devoted their lives to advancing the pork industry. “Bill Prestage, a visionary whose legacy transcends the boundaries…

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 6, 2024 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) proudly announces Anne Miller as the winner of the prestigious Paulson-Whitmore State Executive Award. This award, jointly developed by NPPC and the National Pork Board (NPB), honors exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment by state executives within the pork industry. Miller served as the…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 28, 2024 — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for again extending the New Swine Inspection System line speed trials through Jan. 15, 2025. Processing facilities will enroll in a modified time limited trial, which will include a study to evaluate the impact…

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 18, 2024 — Steph Carlson has joined the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) as assistant vice president (AVP) of state and national relations. In her role, she will serve as the primary NPPC point of contact for state pork organizations. Carlson will be based in Des Moines, Iowa. “Steph’s wealth of…