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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 »

USMEF: U.S. pork exports to Mexico slip

Through the first two months of this year, U.S. pork exports to Mexico slipped 13 percent in volume (98,237 metric tons) and 12 percent in value ($183.4 million) from the record pace of 2012. FULL STORY »

NPPC: U.S. ag benefits from Japan in TPP talks

Increased pork exports resulting from a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement would create more than 20,000 direct and indirect U.S. pork-related jobs, with the vast majority generated by Japan alone, said the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) at a press conference held on Monday. FULL STORY »

Group distorts resistance data to blame farmers

Just days after the release of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report showing that medical doctors annually are prescribing enough antibiotics to give them to 80 percent of Americans, a group today is set to issue its own report, claiming that antibiotics use in food animals is the main cause for people developing antibiotic-resistant diseases. FULL STORY »

'See it? Stop it!" initiative promotes animal well-being

Reaffirming its strong commitment to animal care and well-being, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) this week joined with the National Pork Board (NPB), the dairy industry and the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) to launch an initiative to encourage the immediate reporting of animal abuse, neglect, mishandling or harm. FULL STORY »

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