NPPC reacts to TPP negotiations

The National Pork Producers Council thanks U.S. trade officials for diligently working to achieve an outcome in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that would benefit all sectors of our nation’s economy, including agriculture. FULL STORY »

NPPC responds to White House antibiotic resistance report

Howard Hilll, president of the National Pork Producers Council, responded to an executive order issued Thursday to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. FULL STORY »

NPPC helps pass bill to stop harmful, costly rule

On Tuesday, the U.S. House voted 262-152 to approve legislation that would prevent the development and implementation of a regulation expanding the scope of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) to cover most of the country’s water bodies, ditches and gullies, a rule that would be particularly detrimental to agriculture. FULL STORY »

Discrepancies exist on animal disease zoning

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) points out differences between the current U.S. and Canada programs for regionalization or zoning as it relates to animal disease traceability. FULL STORY »

NPPC wants full market access offer from Japan

In written testimony submitted to the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, the National Pork Producers Council reiterated the importance to U.S. pork producers for countries, including those in the current Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations, to eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers to U.S. pork. FULL STORY »

Livestock haulers exempted from DOT rule

Livestock haulers will not be required to take a 30-minute rest break after eight hours of service, to protect the welfare of the animals. FULL STORY »

House Appropriations Committee approves ag funding bill

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee passed on a 31-18 vote the fiscal 2015 funding bill for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. FULL STORY »

Ag groups say, "Go ahead without Japan"

Although the corn and soybean groups have not signed on yet, the National Pork Producers and others want TPP negotiations to continue without Japan. FULL STORY »

NPPC explores trade opportunities with Peru

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Vice President and Counsel for International Affairs Nick Giordano and NPPC Chief Veterinarian Dr. Liz Wagstrom recently traveled to Peru to meet with government officials and private-sector representatives to discuss issues of mutual interest to the trade relationship between Peru and the United States. FULL STORY »

World Pork Expo seminars provide information, insights

Seminars to enlighten and educate are abundant at the 2014 World Pork Expo. Industry experts will share new technologies, swine health updates, valuable management tips and more on June 4 and 5. FULL STORY »

Senate, House Ag Committees take action

The Senate and House Agriculture committees were busy last week, taking action on nominees for the CFTC and reauthorizing the Commission. FULL STORY »

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