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NPPC issues call to action: Waive the RFS

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is urging U.S. pork producers and their employees to explain to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) how waiving the Renwable Fuels Standard (RFS) mandate will benefit your business. FULL STORY »

Pork producers address issues in WDC

Farmers and ranchers flooded the nation’s Capital last week not just due to the “Farm Bill Now!” rally, but pork producers from across the nation visited with their senators and representatives on the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), the 2012 Farm Bill and more. FULL STORY »

NPPC announces 2012 "Friend of Pork" award winner

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) presented Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., with the “Friend of Pork” award at its fall legislative conference. FULL STORY »

NAHMS Swine 2012 Study enters phase II

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has completed phase I of the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) focused on swine. It is now entering phase II, and organizers need pork producers’ help. FULL STORY »

Senators ask EPA to waive the RFS

On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of 25 senators joined 156 House lawmakers in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) that mandates specific levels of corn-ethanol to be blended into gasoline. FULL STORY »

HSUS ads spotlight gestation-sow stalls

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has initiated a web-based ad campaign this week that targets U.S. pork producers using gestation-sow stalls. The ad zeroes in on a recent comment that a National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) spokesperson made regarding gestation-stall housing, as reported by the National Journal. FULL STORY »

NPPC wants Taiwan to end ractopamine ban

National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has asked U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to make clear to Taiwan that lifting the ractopamine ban for beef and not for pork will result in delayed trade talks between the two nations. FULL STORY »

EPA removes CAFO reporting requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has eliminated the requirement that a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) owner or operator that “proposes to discharge” must apply for a permit, according to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). FULL STORY »

NPPC calls for end to foreign trade barriers

Pork producers and the U.S. economy are losing billions of dollars in exports because of non-science-based food safety and health barriers erected by foreign countries. "Those trade-restricting barriers must fall," Jim Boyer, a hog farmer from Ringsted, Iowa, told a House subcommittee Thursday. FULL STORY »

NPPC says radical animal-rights group not telling truth

“The undercover video from a Minnesota hog farm released Wednesday is from an animal rights group that has a goal of ending food-animal production in this country,” according to a statement from the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). FULL STORY »

EPA withdraws farm database proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrew a proposed rule that would have required large livestock and poultry farmers to report information about their operations and undermined court decisions related to producer obligations under the Clean Water Act (CWA). FULL STORY »

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