07-08-16 NPPC URGES PRODUCERS TO SUBMIT COMMENTS ON ORGANIC ANIMAL WELFARE RULES

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NPPC URGES PRODUCERS TO SUBMIT COMMENTS ON ORGANIC ANIMAL WELFARE RULES

NPPC is encouraging pork producers to weigh in on new organic animal welfare standards proposed by USDA. If promulgated, it would be the first time welfare standards are codified in federal law and would present serious challenges to livestock producers, according to NPPC. The organization is urging producers to submit by the July 13 deadline comments in opposition to the proposed rules, which not only wouldn’t change the concept of “organic” but could be broadened to encompass conventional livestock production. (Click here to submit comments.)

NPPC is the global voice for the U.S. pork industry, protecting the livelihoods of America’s 68,000 pork producers, who abide by ethical principles in caring for their animals, in protecting the environment and public health and in providing safe, wholesome, nutritious pork products to consumers worldwide. For more information, visit www.nppc.org.