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Senate Confirms Ibach For Top USDA Job

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council applauded the Senate confirmation of Greg Ibach for a key position in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was approved by voice vote. Ibach, who is director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, was picked by President Trump to be undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs. “Director Ibach will be a great asset at USDA …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Pork Industry Concerned about U.S. Trade Tensions with China

Dan Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

The pork industry is concerned that new U.S. trade tensions with China could result in retaliation against U.S. farm sectors. National Pork Producers Spokesman Dave Warner says the Trump Administration is right to deal with countries that discriminate against U.S. exports, just as it will in NAFTA talks starting this month. China may be considering a retaliatory response, including against …

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NPPC Supports Legislation To Stop States From Dictating Production Practices In Other States

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Stating that “pork producers, not animal-right activists, lawmakers or regulators, should make the decisions about what production practices are best for their animals and for producing safe food,” Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council, in congressional testimony pledged the organization’s support for legislation that would prohibit a state from imposing tax or regulatory burdens on businesses, including pork operations, …

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Vaccine Bank Needed To Protect Food, National Security

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Citing economic and food and national security concerns, an ad hoc coalition of more than 100 agricultural organizations and allied industries groups urged Congress to include in the next Farm Bill language establishing and funding a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank. FMD is an infectious viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, including cattle, pigs, and sheep; it is not a food safety or human …

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Agriculture Groups Worried About Import Restrictions

Dan Exports/Imports

The National Pork Producers Council and 17 other food and agriculture organizations, representing the vast majority of production agriculture, sent a letter to the Trump administration urging it to refrain from placing restrictions on imports of steel and aluminum. The organizations are very concerned that such restrictions will boomerang against U.S. food and agriculture exports. The groups warned that “the …

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Swine Veterinarian Fly-In

Dan Farm Bill, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians are hosting their Washington, D.C. legislative fly-in today and tomorrow, July 11-12.  Swine veterinarians from across the country will visit congressional lawmakers, discussing their priority issues. The veterinarians are expected to urge members of Congress to include in the 2018 Farm Bill language establishing a vaccine bank to …

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Groups Applaud EPA Proposed Rule To Repeal WOTUS

Dan Industry News Release, Water

American Farm Bureau Federation The following statement may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, president, American Farm Bureau Federation: “Farmers and ranchers across this country are cheering EPA’s proposal to ditch its flawed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. We know the importance of clean water, and farmers and ranchers work hard to protect our natural resources every day. “But this …