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Many Agricultural Groups Commend SCOTUS Ruling on WOTUS

Dan Agri-Business, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Beef, Cattle, Corn, Dairy, Environment, Field Crops, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), Legislative, Livestock, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork, Regulation, Water, WOTUS Act

Many agricultural groups are applauding the U.S. Supreme Court for their ruling in the Sackett v. EPA case. The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) President and CEO Daren Coppock issued the following statement: “All of agriculture has been waiting for this ruling on defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The Court stated that the wetland under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act (CWA) must have ‘a continuous …

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Livestock Producers Give Opinions on EPA Regulations

Dan Cattle, Environment, Legislative, Livestock, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork, Regulation, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), WOTUS Act

Representatives from livestock industries gave passionate responses when asked about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations during a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing, Wednesday. “Can you speak to the detrimental effects these types of onerous rules have on livestock producers and how uncertainty in compliance costs trickle down to the American consumer,” asked Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-TN-04). The first response was from …

World Pork Expo

35th World Pork Expo Coming in June

Dan National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork

The World Pork Expo is returning to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines for its 35th year 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 …

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International Trade: Why It’s Important to U.S. Pork Producers

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

May is World Trade Month, and in honor of that, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is highlighting the important role international trade plays for U.S. pork farmers and the U.S. economy. “U.S. pork farmers have built a global reputation for providing domestic and foreign markets with high-quality, safe, and affordable pork products,” said Lori Stevermer, NPPC’s President-elect and pork producer from …

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NPPC Second Quarter Economic Update

Dan Economy, Livestock, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) released its second quarter pork industry economic update that provides a snapshot of top pork industry issues, current trends, and market conditions impacting pig farmers. Some of the key takeaways include: “The United States is a worldwide leader in pork production and a significant contributor to the U.S. economy,” shared Duane Stateler, NPPC vice president and …

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NPPC Urges Quick Passage of the Beagle Brigade Act

Dan African Swine Fever, Agri-Business, Livestock, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is urging quick passage of the Beagle Brigade Act of 2023. The Act, H.R. 1480 and S.759, was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. The legislation would provide permanent authorization for the USDA’s National Detector Dog Training Center. NPPC notes this is important as safe and reliable food production is critical to …

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NPPC Leads Effort to Overturn EPA’s New Proposal on Rodenticides

Dan Environment, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork, USDA-EPA

EPA announced a proposal to overturn decades-long policies regulating farmers’ and ranchers’ use of rodenticides. The proposed changes would enhance current restrictions, create new certifications and trainings, add more requirements to labels, reclassify some products to restricted use pesticides and, if not the most important aspect, presents a major biosecurity risk to farms. A challenging, time-consuming and expensive proposal for …

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NPPC Economic Update Gives Snapshot of Current Pork Industry Opportunities and Challenges

Dan Economy, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) released its latest pork industry economic update that summarizes key pork industry market indicators through January 2023. The takeaways include: The U.S. pork industry is a pillar of the U.S. economy, supporting jobs, sales, and value-added activity throughout the pork supply chain,” said Lori Stevermer, NPPC vice president and pork producer from Easton, Minnesota. “It is important to raise …

Pork Checkoff

Pork Checkoff Rate Adjustment on January 1

Dan National Pork Board (NPB), National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork

The Pork Checkoff rate will drop by five cents on January 1, 2023, to 35 cents per $100 of value. This change is the result of a resolution passed by voting delegates at the 2022 Pork Industry Forum. Pork Checkoff payments are collected for all pigs sold with a change of ownership. This includes the sale of weaned pigs, breeding …

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Ag Groups Argue Against Proposition 12 in Supreme Court

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Beef, Cattle, Legislative, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Regulation

Agriculture groups argued against California’s Proposition 12 to the Supreme Court last week. The American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council challenged the ability of one state to set agricultural production standards for the entire country. California’s Proposition 12 law bans the sale of pork from hogs that don’t meet the state’s arbitrary production standards, even if the …