bacon

Bacon Farmers Seek Immediate Covid-Relief Action

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

(NPPC) — President Trump expressed disappointment regarding the ongoing stalemate in the development of new COVID-relief legislation, saying his lead negotiator “hasn’t come home with the bacon.” Without immediate relief for hog farmers in crisis, the treasury secretary may not be the only one not bringing home the bacon, according to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). “We’ve lost hog …

special considerations

Hog Farmers Face COVID-19 Financial Crisis

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Pork

(NPPC) — The impact of COVID-19 has caused hog values to plummet, creating a financial disaster for pork producers nationwide who face a collective $5 billion loss for the remainder of the year. At a press briefing, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) outlined the crisis as described by producers and the immediate relief they are requesting from the administration …

critical

Government Guidance Recognizing U.S. Agriculture as Critical Industry

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

(NPPC) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued guidance on critical industry workforce that should continue as the country addresses and responds to the coronavirus outbreak; U.S. food and agriculture was included among 16 critical industries. Specifically, DHS recognized as essential a variety of pork production roles. Among these critical workers: Food manufacturer employees and their supplier employees—to include those employed …

pork

NPPC Seeks Labor Solutions for Potential COVID-19 Impact on Pork Supply Chain

Dan Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration, Pork

(NPPC) — The fallout from an ongoing labor shortage facing the U.S. pork industry and other agriculture sectors could significantly worsen due to the impact of COVID-19, the National Pork Producers Council said in a letter to U.S. government officials today. NPPC’s concerns regarding COVID-19 are labor specific. There is no evidence that pigs can contract the virus. In a letter to …

fda

FDA Stall Tactics Hurting U.S. Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

(NPPC) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) misrepresentation of a gene edited livestock research project is its latest stall tactic designed to rationalize a regulatory grasp on an emerging technology that must be regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) if the United States is to maintain its global leadership position in agriculture. “While countries like China, …

inspector

NPPC Applauds House Passage of Ag Inspectors Bill

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

(NPPC) — The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that authorizes funding for 740 new agricultural inspectors at land, air and sea ports to prevent African swine fever (ASF) and other foreign animal diseases (FAD) from entering the United States. In October 2019, the Senate approved an identical version of the bill (S. 2017), which the House approved today. Providing …

inspectors

NPPC Applauds U.S. House Passage of Ag Inspectors Funding

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

(NPPC) — The U.S. House of Representatives approved an additional $19.6 million in funding for more agricultural inspectors at land, air and sea ports to prevent African swine fever (ASF) and other foreign animal diseases (FAD) from entering the United States. This funding, included in the fiscal year 2020 Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill, is a top priority for …

nppc

Legal Challenge Filed Against California’s Proposition 12

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock

(NPPC) — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) have filed a legal challenge to California’s Proposition 12, which imposes animal housing standards that reach outside of California’s borders to farms across the United States and beyond. “Proposition 12 revolves around a set of arbitrary standards that lack any scientific, technical or agricultural basis, …

nppc

NPPC Launches ‘Pork O’ Clock’ Campaign Highlighting Importance of USMCA

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

(NPPC) — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) launched a dynamic new campaign, “It’s Pork O’ Clock Somewhere,” to highlight the importance and benefits of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement. The campaign focuses on pork and the many ways it’s enjoyed across North America. “Ratification of USMCA is the top priority for U.S. pork producers and there is no better way to …

senate

Senate Confirms Ibach For Top USDA Job

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council applauded the Senate confirmation of Greg Ibach for a key position in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was approved by voice vote. Ibach, who is director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, was picked by President Trump to be undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs. “Director Ibach will be a great asset at USDA …