Producers Convey Pork Industry Priorities during NPPC Fly-in

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

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) held its fall Legislative Action Conference last week, as nearly 100 pork producers were in Washington, D.C., meeting with their members of Congress to discuss pork industry priorities. Over the two-day event, producers asked lawmakers to: Press the Biden administration to join the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership and to negotiate an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework …


Pork Exports Down First Half of 2022 but Show Signs of Improvement

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

U.S. pork exports for the first half of the year were down by 19% in volume and 18% in value over the same period of 2021, according to recently released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From January through June, the U.S. pork industry shipped to foreign destinations almost 1.1 million metric tons (MT) of product valued at $3 …

Beagle Brigade

NCBA, NPPC among Ag Groups Supporting Beagle Brigade

Dan Beef, Cattle, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) are among a coalition of agricultural organizations calling for passage of the Beagle Brigade Act of 2022. The bill would authorize the National Detector Dog Training Center, which trains canines who are nicknamed the “Beagle Brigade.” NCBA Executive Director of Government Affairs, Allison Rivera, said “The Beagle Brigade is crucial for …


New Report Highlights U.S. Pork Industry Contributions

Dan National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork

This week, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) released a new economic report that highlights how pig farmers in the U.S. are significant contributors to the agricultural and overall economy. The report highlights pork industry value chain contributions and growth over the past five years. “This report underscores how the pork industry is an important pillar to the U.S. economy and the positive ripple …


NPPC Welcomes Biden Administration Siding with Farmers on Prop 12

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

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomed a Supreme Court brief filed by the Biden administration in favor of ag groups regarding California’s Proposition 12. The state law seeks to ban the sale of pork from pigs that do not meet the state’s arbitrary production standards, including pork from pigs raised on farms outside of California. NPPC assistant vice president and general …