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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

Leading U.S., Canadian and Mexican Farm Groups Issue Joint Letter Supporting Modernized NAFTA

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) today sent a joint letter to Canadian, United States and Mexican government officials reiterating their calls that NAFTA re-negotiations should aim to modernize the agreement, rather than dismantle it. The AFBF, CFA, and CNA agree that agriculture

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.

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

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

Ohio State Fair Names Winners at Annual Pork Rib-Off

  Red Pig Inn in Ottawa, Ohio took home the titles of Grand Champion Ribs, Reserve Champion Pulled Pork and the People’s Choice Award at the 21st Annual Pork Rib-Off at the 2017 Ohio State Fair.   The Reserve Champion Ribs trophy was awarded to Smokem if you Gotem BBQ of Middleport.   The judges

AgriLabs Meets the Growing Need for Better Technology in the Swine Health Industry

  To combat emerging and evolving swine diseases, AgriLabs has developed custom vaccines to address the changing strains of common viruses, such as PRRS. “Making custom vaccines for hard-to-grow virus strains has become a challenge for the animal health industry because over time the viruses change and become more different than the antigen,” says AgriLabs executive

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