The latest articles, analysis and information on pig processing and slaughter techniques to help producers and processors convert live pigs into high-quality raw pork products from the editors of Pig International magazine. Topics include production welfare practices and well as humane transport, nutrition and heat-stress issues.
USDA withdraws Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s rules on competitive injury, unfair practices and undue preferences
October 17, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is withdrawing the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) interim final rule (IFR) on competitive injury, and its proposed rule on unfair practices and undue preferences.
With the American agriculture community, including the pork industry, facing a labor shortage, the National Pork Producers Council on Oct. 2 called on Congress to adopt legislation creating a new category for non-seasonal agriculture workers.
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced the Agricultural Guestworker Act of 2017 on Oct. 2, creating an H-2C visa program that will allow American farmers, ranchers, producers, packers and processors access to a legal and stable supply of workers.
The Canadian Pork Council welcomes the provisional application of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement as a first step towards a commercially viable two-way trade of meat products between Canada and the European Union.
On July 26, Marel announced that the company had entered into an agreement to acquire Sulmaq. The conditions of the acquisition have been satisfied and the transaction successfully closed on August 31.