Legislation & Movements: Potential Effects on the Pork Industry

2002 Farm Bill

Land Grant University series
USDA USDA, ERS, NRCS
Analysis of the Farm Bill, Ag Economist Neil Harl, ISU, presentation

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Information

USDA-AMS Information Sessions Format
USDA COOL website
USDA-AMS Sample COOL Compliance Documentation
Iowa Pork Industry Center Information Site

AMI Testimony in Joplin, Missouri, 4/22/03
COOL & the U.S. Pork Industry: Who Will Raise the Hogs?, NPPC
First of 8 weekly issue papers relative to COOL
COOL: Implications for the Manitoba Hog Industry, K. Grier, L. Martin, H. Mayer
Harkin Urges Common Sense Implementation (news release 5/03)
Impact of U.S. Country of Origin Labeling on U.S. Hog Producers, George Morris Centre
Impact of Mandatory COOL on U.S. Pork Exports, D. Hayes, S. Meyer
Loos Ends: Industry Struggles to Keep its COOL
Editorial 5/16/03 meatingplace.com

NIAA Weekly News Bulletins: 2/13/03
NPPC President Comments to USDA AMS, 4/9/03
Pros & Cons & More on COOL, Kansas State University
Resources on COOL, compiled by Darrel Mark, University of Nebraska

OSU Ag Outlook & Policy Program
OSU
Q&A on 2002 Farm Bill

Other

Animal Rights
Debunking the animal rights movement

Animal Welfare Act and Regulations
USDA Animal Welfare Information Center website discusses the regulations that deal with farm animal welfare

Center for Consumer Freedom
A nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies, and consumers working together to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices.

Expansion Challenges, June 2002 OPIC News Archives

Farm Animal Welfare: The Power Struggle, pighealth.com
Identifies 9 key players in the struggle: What do they want? and How will they get it? Looks at goals, strengths, possible weaknesses, opportunities, and dangers faced by each of the players.

Farm Animal Welfare: The Power Struggle, pighealth.com
Identifies 9 key players in the struggle: What do they want? and How will they get it? Looks at goals, strengths, possible weaknesses, opportunities, and dangers faced by each of the players.

Humane Farm Animal Care
A coalition certification program

HSUS Targets Iowa Pork Production, November 2002
The Humane Society of the United States will be targeting Iowa in a two-year campaign designed to ban confinement operations within the state of Iowa.

FSIS Office of Policy, Program Development and Evaluation
Access to notices affecting the industry

KFC: Adoption of Poultry Guidelines, 5/03
Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation (KFC) news release committing to the adoption of comprehensive industry-leading guidelines and audits for the humane raising and handling of poultry.

Legislative Calendar & Resource Information

Meatlessmonday.com
Differs from typical anti-meat crusades in that it is cloaked by credible universities and researchers that seek a 15 percent reduction of saturated fat but advocate eliminating meat consumption as the only way to achieve that goal. See also commentary on www.meatingplace.com, daily news 4/24/03


National Pork Producers Council

Senate File 2293
Iowa Senate File 2293 contains significant legislation for the state of Iowa and the hog industry. It contains air-pollution limits, floodplain restrictions, producer fees to cover the work of environmental inspectors, and phosphorus-based manure-application limits.

Movements

Animal Welfare Institute
Center for Food Safety

Humane Society
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals