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Assessing the future of agriculture

A recent Focus on Agriculture column by Stewart Truelsen addressed viewpoints of agriculture from past to present, zooming in on how a 150-year time difference has not changed how people think—farmers and the industry are rich. FULL STORY »

National Pork Board sees increase in summer pork sales

The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that June 2013 frozen pork supplies are down 14 percent from the previous month, and down nearly 5 percent on a year-over-year basis, reflecting higher demand for pork. FULL STORY »

Election results show Japan’s support for TPP

In a signal of support for the country’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, voters in Japan backed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by returning his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to power in the House of Councillors of the National Diet. Abe strongly supports the TPP. FULL STORY »

NPPC praises Gov. Christie for supporting farmers

America’s hog farmers and the National Pork Producers Council today thanked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for vetoing legislation that would have banned the use of individual maternity pens for pregnant sows. FULL STORY »

NPPC thanks New York legislature for supporting farmers

The New York Pork Producers, the National Pork Producers Council and America’s hog farmers today hailed the New York Legislature for not approving ill-advised legislation banning the use of individual maternity pens pregnant for sows. FULL STORY »

Pork Checkoff debuts new tools to help producers

New Pork Checkoff tools help producers evaluate, measure and benchmark. FULL STORY »

Groups want ‘comprehensive’ FTA with EU

A coalition of U.S. food and agricultural organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council is urging the Obama administration to press the European Union to negotiate a “comprehensive” free trade agreement. FULL STORY »

NPPC: America’s hog farmers urge Christie to veto bill

This week America’s hog farmers and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) urged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to veto legislation that would dictate how his state’s hog farmers raise and care for their animals. FULL STORY »

Coalition applauds introduction of agricultural worker bill

The Food Manufacturers Immigration Coalition today praised the introduction of legislation that would assist in establishing a stable workforce that can help sustain the rural communities where farmers, ranchers and food manufacturers grow and process the nation’s and world’s food supply. FULL STORY »

Recipients of 2013 Pork Industry Scholarships announced

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 22 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry's human capital for the future. FULL STORY »

NIAA supports animal welfare, not activists’ “humane education”

Domesticated animals deserve respect and care. That’s animal welfare—and a priority of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA), an organization comprised of livestock, equine, poultry and aquaculture producers, producer organizations, veterinarians, extension personnel, academicians, scientists, Federal and state regulatory agencies and allied industry. FULL STORY »

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