Jun 10, 2014
North Platte Bulletin
Livestock haulers exempt from trucking rule
The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted truck drivers who haul livestock and poultry a one-year exemption from a tougher "hours-of-service" rule that took effect on July 1 a year ago.
Agriculture groups urge TPP deal without Japan
The National Pork Producers Council today joined the International Dairy Foods Association, the National Association of Wheat Growers, the USA Rice Federation and the U.S. Wheat Association in calling on the Obama administration to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations without Japan unless that nation agrees to provide significant ... (more)
Connecticut Legislature Defeats Gestation Stall Ban
CONNECTICUT LEGISLATURE DEFEATS GESTATION STALL BAN May 9, 2014 Source: National Pork Producers Council news release America's pork producers today expressed gratitude for the Connecticut General Assembly's fortitude in standing with local family farmers and defeating legislation that would have banned the use of gestation stalls, a safe and humane ... (more)