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U.S. Pork Gains Long-Awaited Access to Argentine Market

    The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the Trump administration for negotiating U.S. pork access to the Argentine market. Argentina was among several countries with non-science based barriers to U.S. pork imports. With today’s White House announcement, trade-dependent U.S. pork producers now have unfettered access to this large pork-consuming nation.   “U.S. pork

Ahead of NAFTA Negotiations, 55 Public University Ag Deans Express Strong Support for Continued Robust U.S. Agricultural Exports

Ahead of Wednesday’s U.S.-Canada-Mexico discussions on adjustments to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a group of 55 agriculture deans from public universities across the country today sent a letter U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, as well as Assistant U.S. Trade Negotiator

NPPC: “NAFTA has Been a Boon to the U.S. Pork Industry and to All of American Agriculture”

  With negotiations set to begin tomorrow, the National Pork Producers Council today repeated its request that a “modernized” North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) maintain the zero-tariff rate on pork traded in North America.   President Trump has made updating the 23-year-old trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico a priority since

Trade Disagreements Mount Between U.S. and China

  President Trump is expected to soon issue a memorandum on China’s intellectual property and trade practices. The memo would prompt an investigation by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative into these trade practices and could result in retaliation from China. According to reports, China has readied a retaliatory response that includes measures against

Food, Agriculture, Welfare and Sustainability Experts to Judge 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists

  In its ongoing effort to build consumer trust and foster greater transparency about U.S. pork production methods, the National Pork Board today announced its expert judging panel for the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The award, now in its third year, recognizes a pig farmer who best represents the ethical principles of U.S.

Maintaining Zero Tariff Rate on Pork Top Priority of U.S. Producers During NAFTA Renegotiation

Full Interview 6:21 Listen  Farmscape for August 8, 2017 The National Pork Producers Council says maintaining zero tariffs on the movement of pork is the top priority of U.S. pork producers as the U.S., Canada and Mexico move to modernize NAFTA.   The first round of talks involving Canada, the United States and Mexico aimed

Pharmgate Animal Health launches AIVLOSIN® Water Soluble Granules for the control of SRD

Swine Respiratory Disease (SRD) associated with Bordetella bronchiseptica,  Haemophilus parasuis, Pasteurella multocida and Streptococcus suis in groups of swine in buildings experiencing an outbreak of SRD. Respiratory Disease is one of the most significant health challenges facing the swine industry and can have a serious impact on swine producers’ profitability. The combination of bacterial pathogens

Keys to a Successful Advisor Relationship

A good risk management advisor can be a valuable asset for agriculture producers, especially during volatile markets. As prices and margins swing widely, threatening short-term cash flows and long-term margins, it can be particularly helpful to have a partner who provides objective and sound guidance with your marketing decisions. But if you’ve ever heard a

Mexico Announces Its NAFTA Renegotiation Goals

  Mexico has set out its goals for an upcoming re-negotiation of the NAFTA trade accord, according to a document seen by Reuters on Tuesday, prioritizing free access for goods and services, greater labor market integration and a strengthening of energy security. The economy ministry document, circulating in the Mexican senate and dated July, will

Farm Bureau: Washington to Focus on Tax Reform, Possible Impact on Ag Producers

  After years of talk, Washington is starting to get serious about tax reform. Both the president and leaders in Congress say they want to develop a tax reform plan this fall. For farmers and ranchers, there are potential gains and losses from tax reform. We would like to gain lower capital gains taxes, elimination

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