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, and transparency. For more on these areas check out the issue paper below.

NPPC's Position

NPPC supports reducing the regulatory burden on U.S. pork producers by increasing accountability and transparency in the federal regulatory process, strengthening congressional oversight, eliminating state regulations that impede interstate commerce, broadening the scope of required economic analyses and requiring agencies to work with key stakeholders throughout the rulemaking process.

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