News

New NPPC President’s Top Goals Are Finishing Trade Deals

New NPPC President’s Top Goals Are Finishing Trade Deals

Photo: WNAX

 

Getting trade deals over the finish line is the top priority for incoming National Pork Producers Council President Dr. Howard Hill. He says leading that list is the Trans Pacific Partnership which has hit a recent snag.

TPP negotiators are meeting in Washington D.C. this week trying to unsnarl the trade barriers. Hill says even though one proposal is for Japan to move tariffs to zero in twenty years, that really isn’t a reasonable fix.

Hill says having some type of phase in period for tariff reductions is an acceptable compromise but anything long term flies in the face of a successful free trade agreement.

Recent Headlines

in Local

District 17 Candidates Discuss Workforce Development

vote

As several industries in communities throughout the state struggle to fill skilled positions, workforce development has gained increased attention in…

in Local

Electoral College An Issue In Senate Race

vote

A bill that did not pass in this year’s Nebraska legislative session is an issue in the District 40 Senate race.

in Local

District 16 Senate Candidates Spar

WP-Microphone

There is a spirited race for the District 16 Senate seat in southeast South Dakota.

in Local

Gant Predicts Low Voter Turnout

vote

Despite all the noise surrounding the four way Senate race in South Dakota, voters don’t appear to be all that enthusiastic, at least not yet.

in Local

Guardrails To Stay For Now

highway night

The Iowa Department of Transportation is not planning to pull out special ends put on guardrails that are the focus of a Texas lawsuit until they get more information from federal transportation officials.