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Pork Industry Battling Challenges From Trade to Labor Shortage

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPPC) – The U.S. pork industry faces numerous challenges both at home and abroad that, if not addressed, will pose significant harm to our farms, rural communities and ultimately consumers, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) President David Herring, a pork producer from Lillington, N.C., testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture. “One of the …

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ASF Claims More Territory in Asia

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

A Pork Checkoff news release says in just 30 days, the African Swine Fever (ASF) Virus is claiming more territory across all parts of Asia. Statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organization say that ASF is now in Cambodia, China, Laos, Mongolia, North Korea, and Vietnam. Experts predict its relentless march won’t stop there. The death loss continues to grow. …

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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.  …

USDA Enhances African Swine Fever Surveillance Efforts

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is furthering its overall African Swine Fever (ASF) preparedness efforts with the implementation of a surveillance plan. As part of this plan, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will work with the swine industry, the states, and veterinary diagnostic laboratories to test for ASF. ASF is a highly contagious and deadly disease …

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U.S. Pork Still Pushing for Quick Trade Agreement with Japan

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

The U.S. pork industry is pushing for trade talks with Japan to get underway immediately. Politico says the industry is lobbying the administration to move quickly in striking a favorable deal. Nick Giordano, vice president and counsel for the National Pork Producers Association, spoke during a recent media roundtable. He says the 11-nation CPTPP, which is the new name for …

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NPPC Cancels 2019 World Pork Expo as Precaution

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Risk of African Swine Fever Introduction to U.S. Herd Considered Negligible; Decision Made Out of An Abundance of Caution The National Pork Producers Council’s (NPPC) board of directors announced its decision to cancel World Pork Expo 2019 out of an abundance of caution as African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread in China and other parts of Asia. World Pork …

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Applications Due for 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships

Dan Education, Pork

The deadline to apply for the National Pork Board’s 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships is March 15. Students who have plans to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, and students who are looking to attend a veterinary or graduate school with an emphasis on swine are encouraged to apply. The National Pork Board will award up …

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NPPC Approves Resolutions On Important Issues

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

At the annual business meeting of the National Pork Producers Council – the National Pork Industry Forum held March 7-8 in Orlando, Fla. – NPPC delegates adopted several important resolutions, including those that call on NPPC to: Strengthen pork industry efforts to prevent foreign animal diseases (FADs) from entering the United States. Separate resolutions were adopted, directing NPPC to: work …