NPPC passes resolutions related to traceability, reporting

Delegates to the National Pork Producers Council annual meeting passed resolutions last week related to traceability, daily negotiated bids, USDA reporting and animal well-being audits. FULL STORY »

NPPC, ag groups welcome U.S.-EU trade talks

A coalition of U.S. food and agricultural organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council today praised the Obama administration for launching negotiations with the European Union (EU) on a transatlantic free trade agreement (FTA) and for its insistence that the agreement be comprehensive and ambitious. FULL STORY »

Russia PNTR passage draws mixed reviews

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) was pleased with the legislation while the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) took more of a wait-and-see approach citing unscientific barriers that currently restrict U.S. pork exports to Russia. FULL STORY »

HSUS claims Pork Checkoff funds misused

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) on Wednesday filed a complaint with USDA’s Office of the Inspector General claiming that funds from the National Pork Board’s (NPB) Pork Checkoff are used by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) in support of U.S. pork producers. FULL STORY »

Livestock and poultry producers say RFS is ‘broken’

A coalition of livestock, poultry and dairy organizations on Friday expressed extreme disappointment in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) denial of a request to waive a federal law that mandates the level of ethanol to be blended into gasoline. According to the coalition, it is "abundantly clear that this law is broken, and we will explore remedies to fix it.” FULL STORY »

Ag coalition says U.S./EU FTA must include agriculture

While maintaining its support for a free-trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and the European Union, a coalition of U.S. food and agricultural organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) reiterated that any deal must include agriculture and that the EU must address non-tariff trade barriers. FULL STORY »

NCPC provides food for support Sandy victims

The board of directors of the North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC) has donated $10,000 to support a direct feeding effort being made for Hurricane Sandy victims. FULL STORY »

Expanding pork production’s insights and realities

Last week’s release of “A Pig’s Tale” by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has drawn significant attention. The four-minute animated video is directed at children, parents and educators. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) offers some perspective on the realities of pork production today. FULL STORY »

Taiwan restrictions continue to hamper U.S. pork exports

Recently, Taiwan adopted a maximum residue level (MRL) for ractopamine residues in imported as well as domestic beef, however left intact the nation’s ban on pork from hogs that receive ractopamine. FULL STORY »

National Pork Board Responds to HSUS Lawsuit

"I find it unusual that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is filing suit now over a decision that was made and approved more than six years ago," said Chris Novak, National Pork Board chief executive officer said, regarding a lawsuit citing USDA and the U.S. secretary of agriculture. FULL STORY »

HSUS files suit against USDA; Targets NPPC funding

Ratcheting up its pressure on the U.S. pork sector, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) filed a lawsuit on Monday against USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. HSUS is specifically targeting the transfer of and payment for the advertising slogan “Pork. The Other White Meat” from the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) to the National Pork Board (NPB) as an “unlawful” act. FULL STORY »

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