NPPC is working globally to keep animals safe and trade moving

by | Jun 12, 2024 | 5 Ag Stories, News

Earlier this week, we started a conversation with National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) VP of Government Affairs Maria Zieba. We discussed why it is important to have an international coalition to collaborate on finding solutions to foreign animal disease (FAD) issues plaguing producers around the globe.

Zieba talks about the groups that the United States is a part of, and how they help to find answers to these burning questions.

Zieba says that with all the production differences between international players, it can be difficult to agree on a global standard. You may be surprised how long it takes to get some of these ideas changed.

There has been much heckling from many ag groups about what is perceived as a lack of movement on trade by the Biden Administration. However, Zieba counters that while we are not seeing deals coming across the finish line in droves, the hard work is still being done. It is just not as glamorous.

Of course, when discussing trade deals, you have to talk about tariffs and their duties. Zieba talks about the balancing act needed to get the best deal for pork, while not leaving other American industries flapping in the breeze.

You can learn more about NPPC’s efforts around the globe by visiting their website.