Entries by Minnesota Pork Producers Association

Dietary Panel: Cut Meat; Alcohol Okay

For Immediate Release Contact: Dave Warner(202) 347-3600 WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 19, 2015 – The National Pork Producers Council today criticized recommendations related to meat in the diet from an advisory committee informing the creation of federal guidelines for healthy eating. In a report for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, an Obama administration-appointed advisory committee […]

You’re Invited to 2015 Pork Day at the Capitol

Please join us in representing Minnesota Pork at the Capitol. Meet with your representatives and senators to discuss issues impacting the pork industry. Issue briefings will be given by MPPA Lobbyist , Jerry Schoenfeld,and MPPA Executive Director, David Preisler. The briefings will be followed by visits to your lawmakers. MPPA can schedule your visits and find others to […]

MPPA Hosts Representative Tom Emmer

The Minnesota Pork Producers Association hosted newly-elected Representative Tom Emmer and his Chief of Staff, David FitzSimmons, for a morning of conversation on current national and international policy issues affecting pig farmers.  Emmer was recently appointed to the House Agriculture and Foreign Affairs Committees and will also be on sub-committees dealing with futures trading, livestock […]

President Proposes More Funds for Antibiotic Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/28/2015 CONTACT: Theresa Twohey Director of Communications 507-345-8814 theresa@mnpork.com President Proposes More Funds for Antibiotic Research Mankato, Minn.–  The White House announced new funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration including $77 million towards research efforts to help combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and $47 million to […]

Pork Congress 2015

The Minnesota Pork Congress was held on January 21-22nd at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This year we had 262 booths with over 160 different companies exhibiting. Attendance numbers are not in yet but attendance was up from 2014. Thank you to everyone who sponsored and exhibited at the 2015 MN Pork Congress.  MN Pork Congress […]