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International Group of Farmers, Ag Leaders Visiting Iowa

  Farmers and ag industry leaders from Australia, Brazil, England, Ireland, the Netherlands and New Zealand are in Iowa this week. The group is visiting Iowa with Nuffield International, an international nonprofit organization that focuses on developing people to make a difference in the world of agriculture. “I am excited to welcome this group of

Iowa Holds Animal Health Emergency Plan Exercise

Last week over 60 federal, state and local agency, academic and industry professionals met to participate in a mock animal disease emergency response exercise. The exercise was hosted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship with the support of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “Unfortunately, Iowa saw firsthand how devastating an animal

NPPC Joins Ports Coalition on Contract Extension Letter

  NPPC last week signed onto a letter from the Ports Coalition, of which it is a member, applauding the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) for agreeing to early discussions on a contract extension that will allow ports on the West Coast to operate without interruption. PMA provided ILWU

Withdraw ‘GIPSA’ Rule, Say NPPC, Pork Producers

  The National Pork Producers Council in comments submitted Monday again urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to withdraw a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock. It also delivered to the agency comments from 630 pork producers and others in the pork industry, opposing the regulation and asking that it be withdrawn.

USDA: Rural Counties Would Gain Jobs from Increased Demand for Agricultural Exports

  U.S. agricultural exports support about 1.1 million full-time, civilian jobs, according to 2017 ERS estimates (based on 2015 data). A recent ERS study considered how U.S. employment might be affected if the demand for these exports increased even further. To find out, ERS researchers used a computational model of the U.S. economy to explore

Iowa Swine Day promises prime pork program and award-winning BBQ

The 6th annual Iowa Swine Day, to be held on June 29, will bring together leading figures from the US pork industry to discuss key issues facing the sector. The use of science in agriculture will form a core part of the day, as Dr Joe Schwarcz from McGill University will discuss common misconceptions. Other

NPPC Calls for Protection of Existing and Creation of New Free Trade Agreements

Full Interview 9:56 Listen Farmscape for June 14, 2017 The President of the National Pork Producers Council is calling on the U.S. to maintain and protect existing free trade agreements and to create new bilateral free trade agreements. The National Pork Producers Council has credited exports for allowing the U.S. pork indistry to move the

Market Access Key to Success of U.S. Pork Industry

  Full Interview 9:56 Listen Farmscape for June 13, 2017 The President of the National Pork Producers Council says, with near record volumes of protein being produced in the United States, access to export markets will be critical to the continued success of the U.S. pork industry.   Trade was one of the top issues

NPPC Calls for Withdrawal of GIPSA Rule

Full Interview 4:16 Listen Farmscape for June 13, 2017 The National Pork Producers Council has renewed its call for the Trump administration to withdraw the GIPSA rule, a regulation related to the buying and selling of livestock in the United States.   The National Pork Producers Council, in comments submitted yesterday on an interim final

Register Soon for Sixth Annual Iowa Swine Day

  The 2017 edition of this event features noted industry speakers, 12 presentations in three concurrent sessions, lunch, continuing education credits and — well worth waiting for — barbecue provided by Smokey D’s of Des Moines. Plenary speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz from McGill University, will delight, entertain and inform. Dr. Dhamu Thamodaran, executive vice president

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