NPPC Urges House to Act After Senate Passes TPA
The National Pork Producers Council is urging the House to move quickly to approve Trade Promotion Authority legislation after the Senate passed it on Friday night. Click here to read press release.
NPPC President Ron Prestage Statement
NPPC applauded Walmart’s commitment to sustainable and responsible farming, something America’s pork producers practice every day. Click here to read NPPC’s statement.
NPPC Urges Congress To Repeal COOL
NPPC is urging Congress to repeal the Country of Origin Labeling law to avoid trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico now that the WTO has decided the law violates international trade rules. See the press release.
World Pork Expo
NPPC’s World Pork Expo is the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, featuring hundreds of commercial exhibits from companies throughout the globe. Expo has the newest products, services and technologies; educational seminars; and swine shows and sales. For more information, visit www.worldpork.org
NPPC Donates Easter Hams To N.J. Food Bank
Jeremy Davis, NPPC’s grassroots director, right, and other volunteers delivered 400 hams to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s in Egg Harbor Township. The NPPC-donated pork was distributed to families in several N.J. counties.
Indiana to Send Pork to Massachusetts
On Twitter, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence & Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker placed a friendly wager on the AFC Championship game. Gov. Pence will send shredded pork from Shoup’s Country Foods to Gov. Baker since the Colts lost. Gov. Baker’s office will also receive Indiana food products to donate to a local food pantry.
House, Senate Pass Tax Extenders
Section 179 of the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014” allows agricultural producers to write off capital expenditures in the year that purchases are made rather than depreciate them over time while providing a way to maximize business purchases in years when producers have positive cash flow.
Pig Farmers Named ‘Faces of Farming’
NPPC congratulates Illinois pig farmer Thomas Titus and Iowa pig farmer Erin Brenneman on being named U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s Faces of Farming & Ranching. Click here to meet the other winners.
NPPC Wants ‘Waters Of The U.S.’ Rule Withdrawn
Because it has “numerous and substantial flaws,” a rule proposed by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intended to clarify their authority under the federal Clean Water Act over various waters should be withdrawn, said NPPC.
Statement on TPP
NPPC thanks U.S. trade officials for working to achieve an outcome in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that would benefit all sectors of the American economy, including agriculture. At the same time, we express our disappointment in Japan’s continuing rejection of the fundamental terms of a successful TPP agreement. Click here to read more.