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Pork producers committed to addressing resistance

By: National Pork Producers Council         March 30, 2015 Responding to Friday’s release of the White House “National Action Plan For Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria,” the National Pork Producers Council said the U.S. pork industry is committed to continuing its efforts to use antibiotics responsibly, to support research on antibiotic resistance and to comply with recent directives […]

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Lawmakers to Vilsack: Keep meat on dinner plates

Thirty lawmakers from across the country have a message for USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell – contrary to proposed dietary guidelines, lean read meat belongs on dinner plates as part of a healthy diet. The letter, organized by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., requested an extension of the comment […]

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Dietary Panel Takes Wrong Approach, NPPC Says

Recently, the National Pork Producers Council criticized recommendations related to meat in the diet from an advisory committee informing the creation of federal guidelines for healthy eating. In a report for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, an Obama administration-appointed advisory committee of health and nutrition professionals recommended that people consume less red and processed […]

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USDA Sees Record 2014 Soybean Production

Corn for grain production is estimated at a record 14.2 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the November forecast but 3 percent above the revised 2013 estimate. The average yield in the United States is estimated at a record high of 171.0 bushels per acre. This is down 2.4 bushels from the November forecast but […]

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Spending Bill Includes Money to Fight PEDv

Congress included $2 million in its annual spending package to address Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). According to The Des Moines Register, funding for PEDv was buried deep within the 1,603-page spending bill. The funding was just a small fraction of the $1.01 trillion spending bill, which was passed over the weekend. The federal government reports the […]

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National Pork Board Funds New Swine Health Information Center

DES MOINES – Nov. 19, 2014 – At its regularly scheduled November meeting, the National Pork Board’s board of directors approved the funding of a national Swine Health Information Center. The new, autonomous venture will focus its efforts on implementing industry preparedness for disease challenges that could affect U.S. swine herds. According to Dr. Paul […]

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