Pork Producers Encouraged by Trade Announcement

Dan Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

Representatives of the U.S. pork industry say “we’ve got the momentum on trade headed in the right direction.” National Pork Producers Council President Jim Heimerl stated “pork producers are hurting because of retaliatory tariffs on pork,” but says their patience is starting to pay off. The comments followed the formal announcement that the U.S. is seeking new free trade agreements …


NPPC: Auto Import Tariffs Will Prompt More Retaliation Against American Agriculture

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

U.S. tariffs on auto imports likely would prompt retaliation from some of American agriculture’s biggest trading partners, leading to catastrophic financial harm to farmers, warned the National Pork Producers Council in comments submitted to the Senate Committee on Finance. In its ongoing efforts to realign U.S. trade policy, the Trump administration is considering putting duties on autos and auto parts …


Pork Industry Commits To Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council is joining with more than 100 public- and private-sector U.S. organizations in a global initiative to create international standards and codes of practices to prevent unsafe residues of veterinary drugs in food, to develop integrated surveillance that can help mitigate risks associated with antibiotic use and to minimize the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance …


North Carolina Hog Farmers Monitoring Rising Flood Waters

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Hog farmers in North Carolina are watching with great concern the still-rising flood waters brought by the historic impact of Hurricane Florence. Efforts continue in affected areas to provide feed and care for animals, and fuel to power farms, while ensuring safety for our farm families and farm employees. On-farm assessments and industry aerial surveys conducted today determined that flood …


Indonesia and Australia Commit to Trade Agreement

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

Indonesia and Australia last week concluded negotiations on the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. The partnership deepens the trade ties between the countries, benefiting a multitude of industries, including agriculture. The National Pork Producers Council says the organization is pushing for full access to the Australian market, noting that pork is the largest U.S. agricultural export to Australia. However, NPPC …


Hurricane Changes Fly-in Schedule for Ag Groups

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Pork, Weather

Hurricane Florence is adding another wrinkle to the farm bill process as farmers are being asked to return home Wednesday (09.12.18) as part of the National Pork Producers Council legislative fly-in. Pork producers this week were there to talk trade, the farm bill and labor issues with lawmakers, according to the Hagstrom Report. NPPC also seeks “proper regulatory authority for …

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Producers Welcome Help But Want End To Trade Disputes

Dan Industry News Release, Pork, Trade

The National Pork Producers Council commended the Trump administration for providing assistance to America’s farmers suffering from the ongoing trade disputes with China, Mexico and other nations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced details of a $12 billion aid package for U.S. agriculture, including a nearly $559 million purchase of pork for federal nutrition assistance and child nutrition programs, …


Agriculture Welcomes USDA Help, Urges End to Trade Disputes

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

Agriculture groups welcomed the aid offered by a Department of Agriculture relief package announced Monday, but urged the administration to end trade disputes. Pork exports are one of the hardest-hit export categories, as U.S. pork exports to China are down significantly for the year, with the value falling nine percent through June. The drop has come mostly because of the …


Congressman Yoho on Funding for FMD

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Pork

For over two years now, livestock groups have been calling for a stockpile of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccines in case of an outbreak. Both the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) have made it a top priority for the next Farm Bill. During a recent interview, U.S. Congressman and member of the House …


U.S. Pork Calls for Level Playing Field on Regulatory Issues

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) says pork producers now face a “regulatory land grab” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Bearing the brunt of global trade retaliation, NPPC called on the Department of Agriculture to assert its “proper oversight” of two emerging issues: laboratory-produced cultured protein and gene editing in livestock production. The comments came after the …