Marketing http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en TPA passes the Senate - On to the House http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpa-passes-senate-house <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>After a week of ups and downs, delays, procedural votes, and numerous amendments, the Senate passed trade promotion authority (TPA) by a vote of 62-37. &nbsp;Fourteen Democrats joined Republicans in giving President Barack Obama a key victory for his trade agenda and an administration priority. &nbsp;Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Majority Leader of the Senate, made TPA a priority for the Senate and had pledged it would be completed by Memorial Day.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpa-passes-senate-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/tpa-passes-senate-house#comments Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 25 May 2015 10:27:00 +0000 57311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com NPPC urges House to act after Senate approves TPA http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/nppc-urges-house-act-after-senate-approves-tpa <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Producers Council </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Producers Council is urging the House to move quickly to approve Trade Promotion Authority legislation after the Senate tonight passed it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/nppc-urges-house-act-after-senate-approves-tpa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/nppc-urges-house-act-after-senate-approves-tpa#comments Business Marketing Sat, 23 May 2015 12:44:00 +0000 57301 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Bill to repeal COOL passes House Ag committee http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/bill-repeal-cool-passes-house-ag-committee <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a strong bipartisan vote of 38-6, the House Agriculture Committee passed H.R. 2393 which would repeal the Country of Origin Labeling requirements for beef, pork and chicken. This would bring the United States into compliance with last week’s World Trade Organization ruling against the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/bill-repeal-cool-passes-house-ag-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/bill-repeal-cool-passes-house-ag-committee#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Fri, 22 May 2015 22:50:00 +0000 57291 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Canada reacts to WTO COOL decision http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/canada-reacts-wto-cool-decision <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">After the World Trade Organization ruling Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast, said now that the WTO has ruled for the fourth time against the United States with no right for further appeal, Canada would now proceed with its case to seek tariffs against the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/canada-reacts-wto-cool-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/canada-reacts-wto-cool-decision#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Fri, 22 May 2015 22:47:00 +0000 57281 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Meat, poultry mandatory recall authority legislation introduced http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-poultry-mandatory-recall-authority-legislation-introduced <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Legislation has been introduced that would give the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service mandatory recall authority for meat and poultry products, regardless of whether pathogens present have been named as adulterants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-poultry-mandatory-recall-authority-legislation-introduced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/meat-poultry-mandatory-recall-authority-legislation-introduced#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Legislative Preview Fri, 22 May 2015 22:44:00 +0000 57271 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Bill introduced to monitor U.S. ports productivity and slowdown http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/bill-introduced-monitor-us-ports-productivity-and-slowdown <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sens. John Thune, Deb Fischer and Cory Gardner have introduced “The Port Performance Act” to measure productivity at major U.S. ports. The goal of the bill is to help signal productivity slowdowns resulting from labor disputes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/bill-introduced-monitor-us-ports-productivity-and-slowdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/bill-introduced-monitor-us-ports-productivity-and-slowdown#comments Business Marketing Legislative Preview Fri, 22 May 2015 22:40:00 +0000 57261 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Exports are key to a healthy U.S. pork industry http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/exports-are-key-healthy-us-pork-industry <div class="field-byline"> By Steve Malakowsky, AgStar Financial Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. pork producers may look back at this time and say that legislative efforts paved our way to continued world competitiveness; efforts that lead to maintaining or improving the export of U.S. pork around the globe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/exports-are-key-healthy-us-pork-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/exports-are-key-healthy-us-pork-industry#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 22 May 2015 22:02:00 +0000 57241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Friday Roundup: 5 agriculture stories to read, May 22 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/friday-roundup-5-agriculture-stories-read-may-22 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Catch up with the must read agriculture stories from this week.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> 3 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/friday-roundup-5-agriculture-stories-read-may-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/friday-roundup-5-agriculture-stories-read-may-22#comments Business Facilities Marketing Fri, 22 May 2015 20:49:00 +0000 57231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Walmart requires meat suppliers to publicly report antibiotic use - Updated http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/walmart-requires-meat-suppliers-publicly-report-antibiotic-use-updated <div class="node-body article-body">Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. announced an updated position on animal welfare and responsible use of antibiotics in farm animals, today. The company joins a growing list of companies that are updating sourcing requirements to ensure sustainable supply chains in response to customers’ feedback, according to the companies’ media statements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/walmart-requires-meat-suppliers-publicly-report-antibiotic-use-updated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/walmart-requires-meat-suppliers-publicly-report-antibiotic-use-updated#comments Business Food Animal Report Marketing Fri, 22 May 2015 14:45:00 +0000 57221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Walmart Healthier farm margins depend on expanding international sales http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/healthier-farm-margins-depend-expanding-international-sales <div class="field-byline"> Source: USMEF </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Board of Directors Meeting kicked off in San Antonio, Texas, Wednesday afternoon. USMEF Chair Leann Saunders opened the event by providing members with an update on “Project 40” – a USMEF Executive Committee initiative designed to build on nearly 40 years of success and make USMEF a stronger organization going forward.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/healthier-farm-margins-depend-expanding-international-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/healthier-farm-margins-depend-expanding-international-sales#comments Business Marketing Thu, 21 May 2015 17:50:00 +0000 57201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Keynote speaker Randy Blach</p> USMEF