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World Pork Expo Showcases Top Pork Priorities

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World Pork Expo last week brought a highlight of pork industry priorities. The National Pork producers Council (NPPC) used the event to focus on the organization’s priorities in 2021. Those include the federal district court ruling striking down faster harvest facility line speeds. They are also challenging California’s Proposition 12, which is set to go into effect next year. It …

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World Pork Expo Returns Next Week

Dan Pork

The World Pork Expo makes an official return to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, June 9-11, and this year marks the 33rd annual event. Thousands of producers and industry professionals will gather to learn about the latest technologies, innovations, enjoy some free pork, and much more. The trade show will feature over 700 vendor booths and span more than 30,000 …


Lawmakers Seek Level Playing Field for U.S. Pork Producers in Vietnam

Dan Exports/Imports, Legislative, Pork

More than 70 U.S. lawmakers sent a letter this week to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai seeking her support for enhanced Vietnamese market access for U.S. pork. Vietnam represents a tremendous opportunity for U.S. pork exports, and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) appreciates the tremendous support for one of its top trade priorities. In a release, NPPC President Jen Sorenson said, “We …


NPPC Highlights Efficiency Gains, Reduced GHG Footprint in USDA Climate Comments

Dan Climate Change, Environment, Pork, Weather

In comments submitted last week to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) highlighted the efficiency gains made by U.S. pork producers that has brought about significant greenhouse gas reductions and made the sector a global model for environmental sustainability. NPPC wrote, “As it considers federal environmental policies, it is critical that USDA recognize the …


NPPC Holding Legislative Action Conference

Dan Legislative, Pork

Pork producers from across the country are gathering virtually this week, taking part in the National Pork Producers Council’s (NPPC) Legislative Action Conference (LAC). Various topics are being discussed with lawmakers, including expanding market access to Vietnam, visa reform to address a livestock agriculture labor shortage, and foreign animal disease prevention. “Trade remains crucial to the continued success of the U.S. pork …

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Campaign Showcases Pork Producer Environmental Stewardship

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

(NPPC) — The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) introduced a multimedia campaign, “Farming Today for Tomorrow,” to showcase U.S. pork producers’ long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and further reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “For more than five decades, U.S. pork producers have embraced advancements that have allowed them to do more with less,” said NPPC President Howard “AV” Roth, a hog …

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NPPC Supports Tai Nomination as U.S. Trade Representative

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

(NPPC) — President-Elect Joe Biden on Thursday nominated Katherine Tai to be the U.S. Trade Representative. Since 2017, she has been the chief trade counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee and previously served in the Office of the United States Trade Representative as chief counsel for China Trade Enforcement. The following statement may be attributed to National Pork …


NPPC Supports Vilsack Nomination to Head USDA

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, USDA

(NPPC) — President-Elect Joe Biden today nominated Tom Vilsack to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), an agency he led for eight years under the Obama administration. The following statement may be attributed to National Pork Producers Council President Howard “AV” Roth, a hog farmer from Wauzeka, Wisconsin. “We congratulate Tom Vilsack on his nomination. …

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U.S. Pork Producers ‘Give-a-Ham’

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

(NPPC) — The National Pork Producers Council launched the “Give-a-Ham” challenge, a national social media campaign encouraging hog farmers and those involved in the industry to donate pork to organizations serving the food insecure, and challenging others to follow suit. The “Give-a-Ham” challenge begins today and runs through the end of the year. “With so many Americans struggling with COVID-related …


NPPC Petition Leads to U.S. Trade Sanctions Against Thailand

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced it is suspending $817 million in trade preferences for Thailand under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program because the country hasn’t made sufficient progress providing the United States with “equitable and reasonable market access” for pork products. The decision follows a 2018 petition by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) asking the USTR …