Legislation Would Exempt Farms from Emission Reporting

Dan Agri-Business, Beef, Biofuels/Energy, Cattle, Dairy, Legislative, Livestock, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork, Regulation

Last week, a group of lawmakers introduced legislation to exclude reporting of routine emissions from livestock farms to state and local emergency response authorities. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) supports the legislation. Pork producers and other livestock industries have engaged with federal and state regulators for decades over permitting and reporting of air emissions. This engagement has included both …


NPPC Submits Testimony on Importance of U.S. Pork Trade

Dan Exports/Imports, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork, Trade

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) recently submitted testimony for the congressional record on the importance of trade to the U.S. pork industry. It all took place at a field hearing in MN, to discuss “Trade in America: Agriculture and Critical Supply Chains.” In their testimony, NPPC said “Free and fair trade has helped the United States become an economic powerhouse. To maintain that …


EATS Act Would Abrogate Proposition 12

Dan Legislative, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Regulation

Last week, a bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives called the Exposing Agricultural Trade Suppression, or EATS Act. It is designed to prohibit state and local governments from imposing laws and regulations that have the effect of dictating agricultural production practices outside their borders. Representatives Ashley Hinson (R-IA-2) and Zach Nunn (R-IA-3) introduced the bill, which has …


Swine Vets Lobby for Foreign Animal Disease Funding in 2023 Farm Bill

Dan Agri-Business, Farm Bill, Legislative, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork

Last week, swine veterinarians from around the country flew into Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress to secure funding for foreign animal diseases (FAD) prevention in the 2023 Farm Bill. According to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the subject matter experts highlighted was the importance of the “three-legged stool”, which includes the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank (NAVVCB), National Animal Health Laboratory Network …


NPPC Statement on California Proposition 12 Implementation Modification

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, Legislative, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork, Regulation

Proposition 12 was scheduled to be implemented in California on July 1st, but after concerns from many in the industry about various challenges, an extra six months of additional relief for products in the supply chain was granted. After this, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) CEO Bryan Humphreys released a statement saying: “It is welcome news to America’s pig farmers and consumers …


NPPC Speaks Up on Policy Priorities at World Pork Expo

Dan National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) hosted a policy panel this week at the 2023 World Pork Expo. NPPC board officers and experts discussed the pork industry’s current priorities vital to protecting producers’ livelihoods and ensuring pork production remains a pillar of the U.S. economy. NPPC President Scott Hays says, “Advocating for reasonable public policy, expanding exports, protecting our animals from foreign …

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NPPC Submits Testimony on Border Protection

Dan Labor and Immigration, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) recently submitted written testimony to the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade about the need for robust customs and border protection keep foreign animal diseases from reaching the U.S. mainland. With increasing threats like foot and mouth diseases and African swine fever, the pork and other livestock sectors are looking to the Bureau of …

World Pork Expo

35th World Pork Expo Coming This Week

Dan National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork

The World Pork Expo returns to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines June 7-9. Presented by National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), this year’s event will mark a major milestone for the world’s largest pork-specific trade show. Pork producers and industry professionals will be able to celebrate 35 years of the event with the best programming, educational seminars and networking opportunities in …

Feral Swine

Bill Would Make Feral Swine Eradication Program Permanent

Dan Legislative, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork, Regulation, USDA-APHIS, USDA-NRCS

A group of Senators recently introduced the “Feral Swine Eradication Act” to extend it for five years and make a pilot program permanent that would eliminate wild hogs to safeguard public health and protect agricultural crops and lands and wildlife habitat. Those Senators include Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) and Raphael Warnock (D-GA). Similar legislation was also introduced in the U.S. House. …


NPPC Applauds USDA Pork Purchase

Dan National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is pleased with the recent news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed plans for a Section 32 purchase of $50.1 million of pork for distribution to various food nutrition and assistant programs. Section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1935 authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to make commodity purchases, entitlement purchases, and disaster …