Students Awarded Pork Industry Scholarships

Jamie JohansenAg Group, NPPC, scholarship, Swine

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: … Read More

NPPC Elects New Leadership

Jamie JohansenAg Group, NPPC, Pork

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 … Read More

Late Doug Wolf Inducted Into NPPC Hall of Fame

Jamie JohansenAg Group, NPPC, Pork

The late Doug Wolf, a pork producer from Lancaster, Wis., was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) during the National Pork Industry Forum. Wolf, who died suddenly last July, was a partner in Wolf L&G Farms LLC, with his wife Kris and son Shannon. The farm includes a sow farrow-to-finish operation, a cow-calf … Read More

Animal Ag Applauds Appointment of Trump Ag Advisor

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Food, Government, NCBA, NPPC, Policy, politics, Trade

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 … Read More

Animal Ag & Ethanol Working Together

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, ethanol, Feed, NPPC

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 … Read More

Beef, Pork Groups Congratulate Pruitt as EPA Admin

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, environment, EPA, Government, NCBA, NPPC, Policy, Pork

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 … Read More

Beef, Pork Urge Trump To Start Trade Talks With Japan

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Meat, NCBA, NPPC, Pork, Trade

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 … Read More

NPPC Hails Trump U.K. Trade Announcement

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, NPPC, Pork, Trade

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 … Read More

NPPC Says Pork Exports to Canada, Mexico Critical

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Export, Government, International, Meat, NPPC, Pork, Trade

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. … Read More

Livestock Groups Respond to Organic Marketing Rule

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Welfare, NCBA, NPPC, Organic, politics

Several livestock industry groups have responded to a last minute regulation issued by the Obama administration this week that adds animal welfare standards to the nation’s organic food production law. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) amendment to the Organic Food Production Act of 1990 will increase regulations for organic producers raising livestock and poultry, including new indoor and outdoor … Read More