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U.S. Pork Still Pushing for Quick Trade Agreement with Japan

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

The U.S. pork industry is pushing for trade talks with Japan to get underway immediately. Politico says the industry is lobbying the administration to move quickly in striking a favorable deal. Nick Giordano, vice president and counsel for the National Pork Producers Association, spoke during a recent media roundtable. He says the 11-nation CPTPP, which is the new name for …

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NPPC Cancels 2019 World Pork Expo as Precaution

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Risk of African Swine Fever Introduction to U.S. Herd Considered Negligible; Decision Made Out of An Abundance of Caution The National Pork Producers Council’s (NPPC) board of directors announced its decision to cancel World Pork Expo 2019 out of an abundance of caution as African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread in China and other parts of Asia. World Pork …

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Pork Producers to Lobby Congress

Dan Legislative, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) will host its spring Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C. April 10-11. The biannual fly-in brings in more than 100 pork producers from around the country to meet with members of Congress to discuss issues of importance to the U.S. pork industry. At the top of the list this year is the importance of maintaining and …

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U.S. Beef, Pork at FOODEX Show

Dan Beef, Pork

This year’s FOODEX trade show in Tokyo, Japan, the largest food show in Asia and one of the largest in the world, attracted an estimated 80,500 visitors. And according to a story from Ralph Loos with the U.S. Meat Export Federation, U.S. Beef and Pork products were successfully promoted.

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U.S. Pork Can’t Afford Loss of Mexican Market

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) asked the Trump administration to carefully consider the fallout from cutting off trade between the United States and Mexico. U.S. pork producers and other American farmers are already facing mounting financial losses from retaliatory tariffs by Mexico and China. The following statement may be attributed to David Herring, president of the National Pork Producers …

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NPPC Calls for Swift U.S./Japan Trade Negotiation

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomed reports that the United States and Japan will commence trade negotiations on April 15, 2019 and urged the Trump administration to expeditiously complete and deliver for ratification to Congress a trade deal that puts U.S. pork producers back on a level playing field in Japan. “U.S. pork producers are losing market share in …

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USDA Provides Information for Producers and Veterinarians to Help Guard Against ASF

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jack Shere is reminding pig producers and veterinarians of the signs and symptoms of a deadly swine disease that could dramatically impact the U.S. pig population.  African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious foreign animal disease that affects both domestic and feral (wild) pigs. It does not affect human …

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USDA Continues to Prevent African Swine Fever from Entering the U.S.

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Provides New Resources to Raise Awareness of the Deadly Disease Last week, USDA-trained detector dogs played a major role in the seizure of roughly 1 million pounds of pork smuggled from China where there is an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). The highly contagious and deadly disease affects both domestic and feral (wild) pigs and there is no treatment or vaccine …

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Applications Due for 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships

Dan Education, Pork

The deadline to apply for the National Pork Board’s 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships is March 15. Students who have plans to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, and students who are looking to attend a veterinary or graduate school with an emphasis on swine are encouraged to apply. The National Pork Board will award up …