Tuesday, May 11, 2021
US pork council seeks for delay in implementing initiative controlling sales of pork
The United States' National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has filed comments last week on two Massachusetts bills related to Question 3, a 2016 ballot initiative which prohibits the sale of pork produced using certain production methods.
Monday, May 10, 2021
US pork exports in March 2021 reach 294,724 tonnes
The United States' March pork exports were at a record 294,724 tonnes, up 1% from last year's total, according to data released by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF).
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
US pork producers warn California's proposition could reverse progress in cutting GHG emissions
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has outlined how US pork producers are committed to environmental sustainability and urged the danger of policies such as California's Proposition 12
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
US pork processor intends to delay court decision on controlling slaughtering speed
US pork processor Seaboard Foods is pursuing a 10.5-month delay to a US federal court decision that would force it to slow the speed of hog slaughtering at a Oklahoma pork plant, according to court documents.
Monday, April 12, 2021
Value of US pork exports in 2020 up 11% from 2019
The value of US pork and pork product exports to the world has reached a record US$7.7 billion in 2020, up 11% from 2019, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Workers at US pork plant report increased injuries after plant speeds up slaughtering
Seaboard Foods workers at a pork plant in Guymon, Oklahoma, United States are reporting more injuries after plant increases slaughtering speeds to boost pork supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, Reuters reported.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
USMEF aims to expand retail presence of US pork, beef in Colombia with training initiative
The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is looking to expand the retail presence of US pork and beef in Colombia as demand is expected to recover this year following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
US Pork Checkoff launches animal handling platform for swine producers
The Pork Checkoff in the United States has launched its humane animal handling module which - according to National Pork Board vice president of sustainability Brett Kaysen - is a user-friendly platform for pig farmers and others involved i ...
Monday, December 28, 2020
Taiwan's parliament approves imports of US pork with ractopamine
Taiwan's parliament had approved measures that allow for imports of pork from the United States containing ractopamine, a leanness-enhancing additive, despite objections from Taiwan's main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT), Reuters repo ...
Monday, December 21, 2020
Zoetis supports US pork-based hunger relief programme with US$25,000 donation
A programme, called "Pass the Pork", had started in late April to generate pork donations to needy residents in Iowa, the United States, and is getting support from Zoetis which is donating US$25,000.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Taiwanese protestors march against government's decision to ease US pork import restrictions
An annual protest march organised by labour groups called the "Autumn Struggle", joined by Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), focused on the government's move to ease United States pork import restrictions, Reuters report ...
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
US suspends duty-free imports for Thailand due to lack of progress in opening Thai market to US pork
United States President Donald Trump said Thailand's tariff-free privileges for about US$817 million worth in exports to the United States will be withdrawn from December 30, due to lack of progress in opening Thai market to US pork product ...
Monday, October 26, 2020
US pork board's campaign to promote home cooking experiences of pork
The US National Pork Board has launched a new consumer marketing campaign called "Pork as a Passport" which will highlight the meat as an authentic, global protein.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
US pork council blames FDA for hampering utilisation of gene-editing tool for livestock's benefit
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has blamed the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) early this month for stalling "the development of an emerging technology with tremendous promise for livestock agriculture, including impro ...
Monday, October 5, 2020
Taiwan minister not supportive of health surcharge on US pork containing ractopamine
A health surcharge on Taiwan's import of US pork containing traces of the feed additive ractopamine is not getting support from the Taiwanese Minister of Health and Welfare.

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