pork

USDA’s $12 billion aid package gets mixed reviews from ag

· August 28, 2018

The USDA’s announcement Monday with more details on the $12 billion aid package was met with mixed reactions from the agriculture and livestock sector. Some said thanks and some said trade not aid. Through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in the Trump Tariff Aid Plan, sorghum producers will receive 86 cents per bushel. This initial […]

U.S. pork returns to Argentina after 20-year hiatus

· July 31, 2018

On Monday U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue sliced into a 10-pound honey baked ham and celebrated the reintroduction of U.S. pork products to the Argentine market after more than 20 years. “The U.S. is the world’s third largest pork producer and a top exporter,” Secretary Perdue said. “This new market is a big victory […]

Student Social Forces

12 selected for #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team

· July 12, 2018

Twelve lucky college students have been chosen to lead the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Candidates were selected based on their involvement in the pork industry and their strong communication skills. The team will be active from July through December. “Social media is ingrained in young people’s lives,” said Claire Masker, communications director […]

NPPC: No reason for Thailand de facto ban on U.S. pork

· June 20, 2018

The National Pork Producers Council is calling for Thailand’s preferential access to the U.S. market be revoked or reduced if it does not end its unwarranted ban on U.S. pork. Thailand is a top beneficiary of the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, which gives duty-free treatment to certain goods entering the United States. […]

Mexico snaps back with punitive tariffs; Pork caught in crossfire

· June 6, 2018

The pork industry is taking a one, two punch following President Trump’s latest announcement to implement tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico, Canada, and the European Union. On Tuesday Mexico levied punitive tariffs – 10 percent effective immediately, escalating to 20 percent – on unprocessed pork (not including variety meats) in retaliation. Mexico’s […]

Ag groups say Trump’s tariffs puts U.S. farmers in jeopardy

· June 1, 2018

The agriculture industry is bracing for potential retaliatory actions against American agriculture following President Trump’s announcement Thursday that he plans to implement tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. And rightfully so. Mexico has already responded saying they will impose tariffs on U.S. imports including pork bellies, apples, grapes, […]

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