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NPPC Welcomes New Swine Inspection System

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPPC-Sept. 17, 2019) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) finalized its New Swine Inspection System (NSIS). “We applaud the USDA for introducing a new inspection system that incentivizes investment in new technologies while ensuring a safe supply of wholesome American pork,” said National Pork Producers Council President David Herring, a producer from Lillington, …

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Pork Producers Urge Congress to Ratify USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

Gene Edited Livestock Regulatory Framework, Pending GIPSA Rule Also Addressed WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPPC-Sept. 12, 2019) – Congressional ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), allowing the U.S. pork industry to maintain zero-duty market access to two of its largest export markets, remains a top priority for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). More than 120 pork producers from across the …


Pork Industry Receives USDA Grant to Open ASF Dialogue in Asia

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

WASHINGTON, D.C. AND AMES, IA (NPPC) – The global outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), a disease affecting only pigs with no human health or food safety risks, is growing, with new cases appearing throughout Southeast Asia and China. While there are no reported cases of ASF in the U.S., a grant recently awarded to the Swine Health Information Center …


USMCA Ratification, FMD Vaccine Bank among NPPC Congressional Asks

Dan Exports/Imports, Pork, Trade

In a recent Hogs on the Hill blog post, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) highlighted a number of pressing issues that need Congressional attention this fall. Among the priorities is congressional ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement. This would allow the U.S. pork industry to maintain zero-duty market access to two of its largest export markets. According to NPPC, another …

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NPPC Prevails Against HSUS Attack on Animal Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPPC) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today ruled in favor of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) in its appeal to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The court rejected HSUS’s attempt to advance an anti-meat activist agenda through an unwarranted suit designed to hurt …


NPPC Launches ‘Keep America First in Agriculture’ Campaign

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPPC) – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) launched “Keep America First in Agriculture,” a new campaign to highlight the importance of establishing a proper regulatory framework for gene editing in American livestock. Gene editing technology, which introduces useful genetic variation into food animal breeding programs, promises significant animal health benefits, including a natural immunity to disease and a reduction in the need for antibiotic use.  …


NPPC Thanks USDA For Implementing Farm Bill Program to Reduce Feral Swine Populations

Dan Industry News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPPC) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it was offering $75 million in funding—as part of the 2018 Farm Bill– for the eradication and control of feral swine through the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program. The pilot program is a joint effort between USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Animal and Plant Health …

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U.S. Pork Producers Seek Main Course, Not Crumbs

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

China Represents Single-Greatest Sales Opportunity in U.S. Pork History Expanding U.S. export markets is vital to the success of American pork producers, but trade disputes with some of our top markets, most notably China, are hampering growth and have caused severe financial harm to U.S. hog farmers, National Pork Producers Council Vice President and Counsel of Global Government Affairs Nick …


Final EPA Rule Exempts Farms From Emissions Reporting

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

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

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Industry Reactions on the Removal of Section 232 Tariffs

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

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement after the Section 232 tariffs were removed from Canada and Mexico. “Today’s announcement is a big win for American agriculture and the economy as a whole. I thank President Trump for negotiating a great deal and for negotiating the removal of these tariffs. Canada and Mexico …