National Pork Producers Council

The EATS Act, to stop California from regulating America’s farms and ranches by protecting states’ authority to regulate agriculture within their borders, is turning into a significant dustup that is not waiting for the congressional recess to get over.

For the August recess, which actually does not end until Congress

Continue Reading Recess dust-up may turn into fall’s Battle Royal as pork-producing states want California out of their business

The “our beef for your chicken deal” hatched by President Donald Trump with the People’s Republic of China last May appears to be on track.

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) yesterday quietly released the final audit report showing China’s  inspection system for poultry processing is equivalent to U.S.
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A “food fight” over allegations of possible inhumane animal treatment broke out in Minneapolis on Tuesday. On one side is the pig-raising Rosewood Farms at Pipestone, MN, which just happens to be owned by Randy Spronk, current president of the National Pork Producers Council. On the other side is a
Continue Reading Worker Fired, But Undercover Pig Farm Video Not Enough for Criminal Charges

The federal government may be a step closer toward banning–or severely limiting–the subtherapeutic use of antibiotics in animal agriculture in the interest of public health.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance Monday “intended to help reduce the development of resistance to medically important antimicrobial drugs” that

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