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Meat Groups Want Disease Protection in Farm Bill

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Beef, turkey, sheep and pork industry representatives all testified in favor of a stronger program to protect animals from disease, especially foot-and-mouth disease. The Hagstrom Report says the groups gave testimony on Tuesday at a hearing before the House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council both testified in favor …

NPPC Farm Bill Priority: FMD Vaccine Bank

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The U.S. pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill is establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank, the National Pork Producers Council told a House Agriculture subcommittee in testimony. “If this country ever had an FMD outbreak, it not only would devastate my farm and the whole livestock industry but the entire U.S. economy,” said NPPC Vice President …

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GIPSA Rule Comment Period Extended

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The Trump administration extended the deadline for submitting comments on a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council, which opposes the Obama-era rule. The so-called Farmer Fair Practices Rules, written by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), include two proposed regulations and an …

Trump Urged To Start Trade Talks With Japan

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Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s state visit here, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council urged President Trump to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan. In a joint letter transmitted to the White House, NCBA and NPPC asked the president “to initiate free trade agreement negotiations with nations in the Asia-Pacific …

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NPPC Hails Trump U.K. Trade Announcement

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The Trump administration over the weekend announced it would pursue closer trade relations with the United Kingdom, news welcomed by the National Pork Producers Council, which urged the administration to begin talks as soon as possible. Meeting last week at the White House, President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to hold preliminary talks on a trade deal, …

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Maintaining Pork Exports to Canada, Mexico Critical

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The National Pork Producers Council committed to work with the Trump administration to preserve tariff-free market access for U.S. pork exports to Canada and Mexico. The administration is planning to pursue trade discussions with the two countries. “As far a pork is concerned, the trade deals with Canada and Mexico have been tremendous for U.S. pork producers,” said NPPC President …

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Another ‘Midnight’ Regulation Dumped On Farmers

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In another poke in the eye to agriculture, the Obama administration tomorrow will issue a regulation that adds animal welfare standards to the nation’s organic food production law. The National Pork Producers Council will work with the Trump administration and Congress to repeal yet another “midnight” regulation.

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White House Issues ‘Midnight’ GIPSA Rule

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In an apparent attack on rural America for its role in helping elect Donald Trump as president, the Obama administration issued a regulation that could restrict the buying and selling of livestock, lead to consolidation of the livestock industry – putting farmers out of business – and increase consumer prices for meat. The National Pork Producers Council will work with …

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NPPC Joins Groups Urging Court To Nix WOTUS

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The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) joined dozens of other agricultural organizations, businesses and municipalities in asking a federal court to throw out a Clean Water Act rule that would give the government broad jurisdiction over land and water. The Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which took effect Aug. 28, 2015, was proposed in April 2014 by the …

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NPPC Concerned About Rules On Livestock Contracts

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The National Pork Producers Council expressed concern about U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations on the buying and selling of livestock and poultry. USDA sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review three rules – the “Farmer Fair Practices Rules” – that, according to the agency, would “help balance the relationships between livestock producers, swine production …

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TPP Pork Producers’ No. 1 Priority During Fly-In

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Getting a vote this year on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was the top issue on which pork producers from around the country lobbied their congressional lawmakers this week during the biannual legislative fly-in of the National Pork Producers Council. In addition to the TPP, more than 130 producers from 20 states Wednesday and Thursday urged their senators and representatives …

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Livestock Groups Launch Website on Antibiotic Changes

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Several major agricultural groups launched a website to provide information on the Food and Drug Administration’s new rules that will change how antibiotics are used to keep animals healthy. The groups include the Animal Health Institute, the National Pork Producers Council, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and the Animal Agriculture Alliance. A news release from the Animal Health Institute says the …