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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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