Regulatory Reform

The Situation

A number of areas of the rule making process are in need of reform. These areas include: accountability, congressional oversight, consistency, “midnight” rules and transparency. For more on these areas check out the issue paper below.

NPPC's Position

Regulations are consistently cited by farmers and producers as the No. 1 burden on their productivity; they must expend additional resources to hire professional help to ensure compliance, or must spend their own valuable time deciphering the regulatory maze, which carries its own opportunity costs. In addition to added costs and lost time, the ever-changing regulatory landscape creates uncertainty for farmers and producers, hindering innovation while making it difficult to formulate investment plans or estimate next year’s returns.

Fast Facts

  • Regulations are consistently cited by farmers and producers as the No. 1 burden on their productivity
  •  Producers must expend additional resources to hire professional help to ensure compliance, or must spend their own valuable time deciphering the regulatory maze, which carries its own opportunity costs
  • The ever-changing regulatory landscape also creates uncertainty for farmers and producers, hindering innovation while making it difficult to formulate investment plans or estimate next year’s returns