NPPC Hall of Fame grows by one

The late Don Paulson, a pork producer from Bloomington, Minn., was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) for his outstanding contributions to the U.S. pork industry. FULL STORY »

Winners of Pork Industry Scholarships named

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) at the annual business meeting of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) awarded scholarships to four college students who intend to pursue careers in the pork industry. FULL STORY »

Randy Spronk elected NPPC president

Randy Spronk, a pork producer from Edgerton, Minn., was elevated to the post of president for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). FULL STORY »

National Pork Board approves $3 million for summer marketing push

New market challenges and new opportunities inspired the National Pork Board last week to approve adding $3 million in additional Pork Checkoff funds to bolster the 2013 domestic marketing budget during the crucial summer sales months. FULL STORY »

NPPC passes resolutions related to traceability, reporting

Delegates to the National Pork Producers Council annual meeting passed resolutions last week related to traceability, daily negotiated bids, USDA reporting and animal well-being audits. FULL STORY »

ASA policy discussions take on trade, transportation and more

The final days of the 2013 Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Fla., ended on a high note for members of the American Soybean Association as their voting delegates reaffirmed the association’s commitment to several issues facing today’s agriculture community. FULL STORY »

Soybean farmers chart ASA policy course

Members of the voting delegates of the American Soybean Association (ASA) reaffirmed the association’s commitment to a comprehensive long-term farm bill during its annual meeting during the final day of the 2013 Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Fla. FULL STORY »

Sen. Johanns awarded Farm Bureau ‘Golden Plow’

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman presented Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) with AFBF’s “Golden Plow” award Monday evening. FULL STORY »

New taxes burdensome for farm and ranch families

New Medicare taxes, the health insurance tax and penalties for failure to meet coverage requirements will harm the nation’s farm and ranch families, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress Tuesday. FULL STORY »

NPPC, ag groups welcome U.S.-EU trade talks

A coalition of U.S. food and agricultural organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council today praised the Obama administration for launching negotiations with the European Union (EU) on a transatlantic free trade agreement (FTA) and for its insistence that the agreement be comprehensive and ambitious. FULL STORY »

Stallman: For smart ag policy, give farmers the right tools

Agriculture plays an integral role in our nation’s society, economics and global competitiveness. It’s woven into the very fabric that has made America one of the greatest nations in the world. FULL STORY »

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