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Health care reform making many woozy

Three years ago this month President Barack Obama signed into law a sweeping overhaul of our nation’s health care system. More than 1,000 days later, farmers, ranchers and other families and small business owners are still waiting for the “care” and “affordability” that the name of the law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, implies. FULL STORY »

NAMA announces 'Meat Experts' website

NAMA is pleased to announce a new website for meat industry regulatory guidance at www.meatexperts.com. The new NAMA Meat Experts is a site for meat company managers and others to get answers to meat regulation related questions. FULL STORY »

Will EU trade negotiations benefit U.S. pork industry?

The Obama Administration has formally notified Congress that it will soon enter negotiations on a comprehensive trade agreement with the European Union. FULL STORY »

Jim Leafstedt receives Distinguished Service Award

The National Pork Board (NPB) presented this year’s Distinguished Service Award to South Dakota farmer Jim Leafstedt for his leadership in improving swine health in the United States, including his role in the elimination of swine pseudorabies from the United States. FULL STORY »

NPPC: Congress approves funds for meat inspectors

This week the National Pork Producers Council expressed strong support – and relief – for funding approved by Congress to prevent furloughs of federal meat inspectors, a move that would have had negative effects on pork producers, meat packers and consumers. FULL STORY »

USMEF: Producers see export opportunities firsthand

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) conducted its 2013 Market Expo last week in Lima, Peru, and Panama City, Panama. FULL STORY »

NPPC welcomes Japan Into TPP talks

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomes Japan’s request to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and urged the United States and other TPP countries to swiftly accept the Asian nation into the regional trade talks. FULL STORY »

AASV announces Veterinary Student Poster Competition awardees

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) provided an opportunity for 15 veterinary students to compete for awards in the Veterinary Student Poster Competition at the association’s 44thAnnual Meeting in San Diego, CA. FULL STORY »

Award recipients honored at 2013 AASV Annual Meeting

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) honored five members for their contributions to the association and the swine industry. FULL STORY »

Hill elected NPPC president-elect

Dr. Howard Hill, a pork producer and veterinarian from Cambridge, Iowa, was elected to the post of president-elect for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). FULL STORY »

NPPC elects 2013 vice president

Dr. Ron Prestage, DVM, a pork producer from Camden, S.C., was elected to the post of vice president for the National Pork Producers Council. FULL STORY »

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