Farm Bill

What’s the Background?

The 2014 Farm Bill included, among other things, trichinae surveillance, and feral swine control programs, a provision requiring USDA to establish an Undersecretary for Trade, and a provision requesting the agency to study the efficacy of a catastrophic disease event insurance program and reauthorization of export promotion programs.

Why Does it Matter to Our Producers?

The Farm Bill is the five-year federal blueprint for policies and programs that support agriculture, including farm credit, crop insurance, agricultural trade, marketing, conservation, and rural development.

What is NPPC’s Position?

NPPC supports a Farm Bill that maintains the U.S. pork industry’s competitive advantage globally and strengthens the industry’s competitiveness. To benefit the U.S. pork sector, farm programs should be aimed at reducing, or controlling, costs of production, increasing the price received for pork products, and increasing the quality of U.S. pork products.

NPPC supports a Farm Bill that maintains the pork industry’s competitive advantage globally & strengthens the industry’s competitiveness.