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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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EPA Rule Exempts Farms From Emissions Reporting

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, 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 rule announced is the final piece in the implementation of the FARM Act, which passed Congress earlier this year and which eliminated the need for livestock …

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EPA Exempting Livestock Farms from Emissions Reporting

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

A rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exempts livestock producers from reporting emissions from their farms to state and local authorities. The move, supported by the livestock industry, won the applause of the National Pork Producers Council. NPPC President Jim Heimerl called the rule the final piece in the implementation of the FARM Act, which passed Congress earlier this …

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Trade News Has Pork Producers Feeling Optimistic

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

News on the trade front is getting better for U.S. pork producers as the Trump administration announced it wants to negotiate trade agreements with the European Union, Japan and the United Kingdom. The National Pork Producers Council commended the administration for its ambitious trade agenda. The administration recently updated agreements with Canada and Mexico and with South Korea that maintained …

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Pork Producers Encouraged by Trade Announcement

Dan Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

Representatives of the U.S. pork industry say “we’ve got the momentum on trade headed in the right direction.” National Pork Producers Council President Jim Heimerl stated “pork producers are hurting because of retaliatory tariffs on pork,” but says their patience is starting to pay off. The comments followed the formal announcement that the U.S. is seeking new free trade agreements …

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NPPC: Auto Import Tariffs Will Prompt More Retaliation Against American Agriculture

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

U.S. tariffs on auto imports likely would prompt retaliation from some of American agriculture’s biggest trading partners, leading to catastrophic financial harm to farmers, warned the National Pork Producers Council in comments submitted to the Senate Committee on Finance. In its ongoing efforts to realign U.S. trade policy, the Trump administration is considering putting duties on autos and auto parts …

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Pork Industry Commits To Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council is joining with more than 100 public- and private-sector U.S. organizations in a global initiative to create international standards and codes of practices to prevent unsafe residues of veterinary drugs in food, to develop integrated surveillance that can help mitigate risks associated with antibiotic use and to minimize the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance …