Local

NPPC Concerned With Trade Problems With Taiwan

NPPC Concerned With Trade Problems With Taiwan

Trade problems with Taiwan are concerning for U.S. pork producers. NPPC Vice President and Counsel for International Affairs Nick Giordano says Taiwan is still banning U.S.pork exports because of ractopamine use. Earlier this spring, NPPC’s board issued a statement saying Taiwan has six months to lift that ban. Giordano says the ban is still in place and the deadline is approaching.

Giordano says NPPC may have to go to the WTO to issue a trade challenge against Taiwan if the ractopamine ban isn’t lifted.

Giordano says Taiwan’s ractopamine ban on pork doesn’t make sense as it not only is proven to be safe but Taiwan has already lifted their ractopamine ban on beef.

Recent Headlines

now in Local

Nebraska Water Bill Becomes Law

Fresh
WaterTap

Legislation that grew out of the work of the Nebraska Water Sustainability Task Force last year has been signed into law by Governor Dave Heineman.

today in National

Calls for peace at Kansas shooting memorial

kansas

The scene of a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace.

today in National

Obama budget plan would boost U.S. tax revenue, cut deficits

obama

The Congressional Budget Office says the 2015 budget could boost tax revenues while slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion.

today in National

Jobless rates hover at near pre-recession levels

jobs

New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels last week.

today in Local

Spotters Prepare For Storm Season

Todd Heitkamp training 41714

Severe storm spotting classes are going on across the region, as the turn to warmer weather approaches.