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NPPC Anxious For Next Round Of TPP Talks

NPPC Anxious For Next Round Of TPP Talks

Trans Pacific Partnership negotiators are scheduled to meet this week in the United States for their 20th round of discussions.  National Pork Producer Council’s Dave Warner says the potential of that free trade agreement for America’s pork producers is significant.

Warner says the deal has the potential to more than double the amount of U.S. pork exported to Japan which is our biggest pork customer already. He says leaders would like to see the TPP finalized yet this year.

12 countries are taking part in the TPP discussions including the two biggest customers of U.S pork, Japan and Mexico. Another lucrative U.S. pork customer involved in the discussions is Vietnam.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

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Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Drunk Boating Monitored

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Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Less Bacteria, More Algae in Iowa Lakes

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Sunny days with less rainfall have helped clear up some of the bacteria problems in the water at Iowa park beaches.

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Iowa Governor Vetoes School Spending

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been hinting for weeks that he was unhappy with the legislature's bipartisan compromise on education funding.