National Pork Producers Council highlights 2019 successes


As we enter the final days of 2019, the National Pork Producers Council recapped the progress it made this year.

The NPPC saw success in trade and advocating for equal opportunity for pork producers.

In trade, the NPPC lead the charge in resolving the North American metal dispute which was causing a $12 hit per hog. The organization was also proud of the push it made to help the U.S. and Japan have a trade deal that covered pork.

In terms of regulations, the NPPC also ensured that cell-based protein faces the same regulatory oversight.

“That’s all we ask when it comes to alternative proteins: a level playing field,” the organization said in a news release.

The NPPC also brought scrutiny to the FDA’s regulatory land grab of gene edited livestock. This set the stage for the USDA to be in charge of the oversight.

The NPPC called this “a critical matter if we are to keep American first in agriculture.”

The organization also touted its success in helping fight African Swine Fever as well as advocating for common-sense restoration of the farm exemption of routine emissions.