Retail Meat Prices Slip Lower in August

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Consumer prices for meat decline 0.4 percent in August, compared to figures compiled in July. A monthly report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows overall U.S. meat prices for consumers were lower on softer prices for beef roasts and ham. August prices fell 2.1 percent on beef roasts, 1.5 percent on beef steaks and 0.1 percent on ground beef. …


NPPC Seeking ELD Waiver

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council Tuesday petitioned the Department of Transportation for a waiver and exemption for livestock haulers from regulations that NPPC says could harm animal well-being. The petition was filed on behalf of the pork industry and other livestock sectors and requests the waiver and exemption because of concerns about the Electronic Logging Device Rule. The petition also …


KORUS Withdraw Would Harm Pork Producers

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Iowa State University says pork prices could fall by nearly five dollars per-animal if the U.S. withdraws from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, known as KORUS. President Donald Trump suggested the action over the weekend, but the administration has backed away from those claims this week. National Hog Farmer magazine reports that if KORUS is terminated, the United States likely …


Swine Disease Monitoring System in Development

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Farm Journal’s Pork Network Dot Com reports the Swine Health Information Center has funded a nearly real-time monitoring system for swine disease across the globe. The system will include the capability for identifying potential hazards due to new diseases or potential changes in current diseases. It will also be able to screen the information collected and regularly report it to …


Pork Export Success

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Exports remain an important part of the U.S. industry. U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) spokesman Joe Schuele says Mexico is importing a record amount of pork.     South Korea is another top-performer. Sales haven’t been at this level since 2011 when Korea had a severe domestic shortage of pork due to a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. South America has also …

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U.S. Pork to Soon Be Allowed in Argentina

Dan Pork

The U.S. and Argentina have agreed to terms that could soon allow U.S. pork to be sold in Argentina for the first time in decades. Gary Crawford has the story.     Nick Giordano, Vice President of Global Government Affairs with the National Pork Producers Council, talks about the growing appetite in Argentina for pork.


U.S. Pork Gains Long-Awaited Access to Argentine Market

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the Trump administration for negotiating U.S. pork access to the Argentine market. Argentina was among several countries with non-science based barriers to U.S. pork imports. With today’s White House announcement, trade-dependent U.S. pork producers now have unfettered access to this large pork-consuming nation. “U.S. pork producers are the most competitive in the world …


Keep Pork Trade Flowing In Updated NAFTA, Says NPPC

Dan Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

With negotiations set to begin, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) repeated its request that a “modernized” North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) maintain the zero-tariff rate on pork traded in North America. President Trump has made updating the 23-year-old trade deal between the United States, Canada, and Mexico a priority since before taking office and even considered withdrawing from …