NPPC

Senate, House Ag Committees take action

The Senate and House Agriculture committees were busy last week, taking action on nominees for the CFTC and reauthorizing the Commission. FULL STORY »

NPPC awards pork industry scholarships

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) awarded scholarships, sponsored by CME Group, to four college students who intend to pursue careers in the pork industry at the annual National Pork Industry Forum held last week in Kansas City, Mo. FULL STORY »

NPPC elects officers

The National Pork Producers Council elects Dr. Howard Hill, Dr. Ron Prestage and John Weber to leadership posts at the National Pork Forum last week. FULL STORY »

NPPC focuses on TPP as TPA bill introduced

The National Pork Producers Council applauded today’s introduction of congressional legislation to grant President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) as a means to conclude a successful Pacific Rim trade deal. FULL STORY »

Agriculture considering opposition to TPP deal

A coalition of agricultural organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council is likely to oppose a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement if it includes Japan but that country doesn’t agree to comprehensive trade liberalization, including elimination of tariffs on virtually all U.S. agricultural products. FULL STORY »

Senators ask for elimination of barriers to U.S. pork

A group of U.S. senators are urging U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to push for broad market access for U.S. pork in the countries that are part of the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks. FULL STORY »

NPPC, others donate Thanksgiving ham, turkey

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, joined with the National Pork Producers Council, the Ohio Pork Producers Council and Walmart to provide Thanksgiving food baskets of ham, turkey and all the trimmings to needy families in the Cleveland area. FULL STORY »

Ag coalition opposes new African trade offer

An ad hoc coalition of agricultural and food organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council is urging Congress to establish criteria for revoking a country’s tariff-free access to the U.S. market if it fails to give U.S. products treatment consistent with international trade rules. FULL STORY »

Court dismisses “Pork, The Other White Meat” lawsuit

After spending significant amounts of donor dollars, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was dealt a significant loss in U.S. District Court this week. FULL STORY »

Coalition issues principles for TPP agreement

An ad hoc coalition of agricultural and food organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council and Cargill has communicated to U.S. trade negotiators its “core” principles for a final, successful Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. 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 »

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