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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 »

New ‘hours of service’ rule waived for livestock agriculture

In a major victory for America’s hog, cattle and poultry farmers, the U.S. Department of Transportation has informed NPPC that it will grant a 90-day waiver of a new hours-of-service rule for drivers transporting livestock and poultry. 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 »

Export vital to U.S. pork

The export market is a vital sector of the U.S. pork industry and it is only reaffirmed when you look at the latest statistics. FULL STORY »

Irlbeck named World Pork Expo general manager

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has named Alicia Irlbeck as the new general manager of World Pork Expo, the world’s largest pork-specific trade show. FULL STORY »

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