NPPC Farm Bill Priorities

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The U.S. pork industry’s top priority for the next Farm Bill aligns with testimony from other animal ag groups – establishing a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank. The National Pork Producers Council’s (NPPC) Vice President David Herring, a pork producer from Newtown Grove, N.C. also testified before the House Agriculture subcommittee this week. “If this country ever had an FMD …

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Students Awarded Pork Industry Scholarships

Jamie Johansen

During the 2017 National Pork Industry Forum, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) awarded scholarships to 10 college students who intend to pursue careers in the pork industry. The 2017 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship is sponsored by CME Group and the National Pork Industry Foundation. The 2017 winners of the $2,500 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarships are: …

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NPPC Elects New Leadership

Jamie Johansen

The National Pork Producers Council elected new officers and members to its board of directors. Ken Maschhoff, a pork producer from Carlyle, Ill., was elected president. Maschhoff is chairman of Maschhoff Family Foods and co-owner and chairman of The Maschhoffs. Jim Heimerl, of Johnstown, Ohio, was elevated to president-elect. Heimerl runs three farrow-to-finish farms in Ohio and 80 contract finishing …

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Animal Ag Applauds Appointment of Trump Ag Advisor

Jamie Johansen

Animal agriculture applauds White House appointment of Ray Starling, current chief of staff for Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., to the position of Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Trade and Food Aid. John Weber, president of the National Pork Producers Council said, “By picking a true champion of American agriculture to serve in this key advisory role, President Trump …

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Animal Ag & Ethanol Working Together

Jamie Johansen

At the National Ethanol Conference this week, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen sat down with representatives from the corn and livestock industries to talk about the current state of the farm economy, the policy impact of historic surpluses, and moving past food versus fuel. Dinneen discussed common ground with National Corn Growers Association CEO Chris Novak …

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Beef, Pork Groups Congratulate Pruitt as EPA Admin

Jamie Johansen

Groups representing the beef and pork industries released statements in response to the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator. Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), said, “For far too long, the EPA has been a runaway bureaucracy largely out of touch with how its policies directly affect folks like cattle ranchers, who use …

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Beef, Pork Urge Trump To Start Trade Talks With Japan

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) urged President Trump to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan sending a joint letter asking “to initiate free trade agreement negotiations with nations in the Asia-Pacific region beginning with Japan…As you continue to lead America forward, we want to be a resource for your …

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NPPC Hails Trump U.K. Trade Announcement

Lizzy Schultz

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomes news from the Trump administration stating they would pursue closer trade relations with the United Kingdom. “We applaud the Trump administration for recognizing the importance of free trade agreements to American agriculture and the entire U.S. economy,” said NPPC President John Weber, a pork producer from Iowa. “We’re pleased that it will work …

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NPPC Says Pork Exports to Canada, Mexico Critical

Jamie Johansen

After yesterday’s announcement from the Trump administration concerning trade, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has stated today that they will work to preserve tariff-free market access for U.S. pork exports to Canada and Mexico. “As far a pork is concerned, the trade deals with Canada and Mexico have been tremendous for U.S. pork producers,” said NPPC President John Weber. …

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