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Mexico lifts tariffs as U.S. permits trucks

Mexico has lifted the tariffs on U.S. exports, including pork, that it had imposed in 2010 in the dispute over Mexican trucks being allowed on U.S. roads, the National Pork Producers Council announced today. Read More...

Senators cite pork trade issues in Russia's WTO application

Twenty-six senators led by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ben Nelson, D-Neb., have written U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to urge him not to support Russia’s application to join the World Trade Organization until it address barriers to U.S. pork products. Read More...

Cattle, pork groups call for passage of trade agreements

With hearings on the pending U.S. free trade agreements with Panama, Colombia and Korea starting this week, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council are calling for quick congressional approval of the pacts. Read More...

Pork Producers Council names chief veterinarian

The National Pork Producers Council announced today that Dr. Liz Wagstrom will join the organization as its chief veterinarian, and be located in NPPC’s Washington office. Read More...