NPPC Discusses WOTUS At #NAFB15

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The nation’s pork producers used Trade Talk at the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) Convention as an opportunity to discuss the impact of several major US policy and trade decisions that recently went into effect, and highlighted ways the pork industry is getting involved. John Weber, President-Elect for the National Pork Producers Council(NPPC), sat down with AgWired, giving …

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NFU Opposes Namibian Beef Imports

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Roger Johnson, President of the National Farmers Union (NFU), has urged the Obama administration to oppose a proposed rule that would make Namibia eligible to export meat to the United States. The opposition is due to a recent outbreak of Foot-And-Mouth Disease (FMD) in the Southern African nation. “The fear over FMD is warranted,” said Johnson in comments submitted to …

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Pork Industry Expresses Support for TPP

Lizzy Schultz

National Pork Producers Council President-elect John Weber referred to the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) as “the biggest commercial opportunity ever for U.S. pork producers,” during a press conference this week on the recently concluded free trade deal. “America’s pork producers strongly and unequivocally support the TPP, and we urge Congress to quickly pass it,” said Weber, a pork producer from Dysart, Iowa. …

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John Block Reports on TTIP

Lizzy Schultz

This week in Washington, John Block is reporting on the European Trade Agreement with the United States (TTIP) that is still in the process of negotiation. Should the agreement succeed in passing through both ends of the government, it will be considered an incredible win for agriculture. Recent changes in European legislation, however, are making the success of the agreement …

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White House Pulls South Africa’s AGOA Benefits

Jamie Johansen

The White House has announced that beginning Jan. 1 South Africa will lose its privilege to ship to the United States agricultural products through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) at a zero-tariff rate. The National Pork Producers Council supports this and has been urging the administration to withdraw or limit trade benefits for South Africa because of that …

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NCBA Comments on Truck Weight Reform

Jamie Johansen

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Philip Ellis released the following statement regarding the failure to include Representative Ribble’s truck reform language in H.R. 22 Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act. “The vote taken tonight [Tuesday] is an injustice to America’s cattle producers. Truck weight regulations affect every cattle producer’s bottom line. Outdated federal transportation laws force trucks to carry partially …

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AHPharma & USDA Introduce High-intensity Egg Candler

Lizzy Schultz

AHPharma, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA) have teamed up for the release of the new AviLighting Egg Candler, a high-intensity, cost-effective egg candler that has been specifically-designed to meet USDA regulations. The candler provides an effective, eco-friendly tool for identifying cracks, abnormal sacks and blood yolk spots, allowing producers numerous benefits, such as its ease of use and …

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#WDE15 Focused on Global Dairy Policy

Lizzy Schultz

Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis for the University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was one of many exceptional dairy professionals who spoke in front of international audiences during the 2015 World Dairy Expo. “Policy has been pretty important for us in the last couple of years as we had a Farm Bill approaching,” he said …

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Ag Industy Comments on TPP Negotiations

Jamie Johansen

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations have successfully concluded in Atlanta and many believe it will benefit all sectors of the U.S. economy by boosting U.S. exports and eliminating trade barriers. “While the full details of the partnership will not be released until the President presents it to Congress, cattle producers are assured this is a true 21st century agreement,” said …

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NASDA’s Mission to Grow & Enhance Agriculture

Jamie Johansen

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) represents the 50 state commissioners, secretaries and directors of agriculture. Dr. Barb Glen, CEO of NASDA, took in this year’s World Dairy Expo and said don’t forget that there is one near you and you should get to know them. “We represent agriculture. Our mission is to grow and enhance agriculture …

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