usda

USDA Highlights Opportunities for Producers and Vendors

Dan Dairy, Fruits, Industry News Release, Pork, Vegetables

Apples, Grapes, Oranges, Pork, Fluid Milk and more Earlier, a new USDA Foods vendor delivered 2,000 gallons of fresh milk to the D.C. Capital Area Food Bank. The delivery was one of many taking place at food banks across the country resulting from purchases made by the USDA to provide market support to the dairy industry. USDA Foods are a …

record beef exports

Record U.S. Beef Exports; Pork Exports Slightly Lower

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

U.S. beef exports remained on a record-shattering value pace in October, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. October pork exports trended seasonally higher compared to recent months but were still below the results posted in October 2017. October beef exports totaled 117,800 metric tons, up six percent from a year ago, valued …

conference

Conference Panel Approves 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative, Livestock, Pork

Pork producers – and all livestock farmers – are poised for a significant victory after passage by a Senate-House conference committee of a 2018 Farm Bill that includes mandatory funding for animal disease prevention and preparedness. The National Pork Producers Council now is urging lawmakers in both chambers of Congress to approve the new five-year agricultural blueprint. NPPC has been …

mexico

U.S. Pork Losses from Trade Dispute with Mexico: $1.5 Billion

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

Losses Attributed to China Dispute Estimated at $1 Billion The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) called for an end to a trade dispute that has cost U.S. pork producers an estimated $1.5 billion this year, according to Iowa State University Economist Dermot Hayes. “We are very pleased with the new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada, one that preserves zero-tariff …

mexico

NPPC Testifies In Support Of USMCA

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

Exports of U.S. pork and other American agricultural goods to Canada and Mexico are expected to grow under the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) testified at a hearing on the trade deal held by the International Trade Commission (ITC). The Trump administration recently concluded renegotiations with Canada and Mexico on a modernized North American Free …

meat

Extra Beef, Pork Supplies Pressuring Chicken

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Trade issues have led to an increasing supply of beef and pork, which in turn is pressuring poultry sales. The extra beef and pork means retailers are featuring those products more than poultry, luring consumers away from chicken purchases. Pilgrim’s Pride CEO Bill Lovette says the chicken processor posted a sharp drop in third-quarter earnings. The drop was attributed to …

record beef exports

Beef Exports Remain Solid; Pork Exports Still Facing Headwinds

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

U.S. beef exports remained very strong in September while pork exports continued to be impacted by retaliatory duties in China and Mexico, According to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports cooled from the record results posted in August, but were still significantly higher year-over-year. September beef exports totaled 110,100 metric tons, …

epa

EPA Rule Exempts Farms From Emissions Reporting

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its proposed rule exempting livestock farmers from reporting to state and local authorities the routine emissions from their farms. “The announced rule is the final piece in the implementation of the FARM Act, which passed Congress earlier this year and which eliminated the need for livestock …