Regulatory Reform

USDA PROPOSED RULES ON POULTRY INDUSTRY TO BE PUBLISHED SOONUSDA soon will publish a proposed rule and an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) related to poultry production now that the White House Office of Management and Budget has completed its review of the regulations. NPPC is watching the rules, which could provide a preview…

Home / Commerce / Regulatory Reform Regulatory Reform × 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…

WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 17, 2022 — USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced it has modified the Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP) eligibility requirements to capture more hog sales. The program — announced last year — provides payments to pork producers who made spot market transactions between April 16 and Sept. 1, 2020. The…

NPPC and 26 State Pork Associations Urge Program Changes WASHINGTON, D.C., August 11, 2020 – The National Pork Producers Council and 26 state pork associations representing thousands of American hog farmers have asked the USDA’s Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) to implement enhancements to the Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance program. These changes would mitigate the impact of unexpected…

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 7, 2020 – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) today called Impossible Foods’ naming convention for its plant-based products designed to mimic real pork a brazen violation of labelling law. Citing law that prohibits the use of words that redefine pork as it has been known by consumers for centuries, Dr. Dan…

The halls of Capitol Hill are quiet right now, as lawmakers have returned to their districts for the August recess. However, in just a few weeks, our elected officials will be back in Washington, D.C., to tackle a slew of topics this fall. NPPC has a number of pressing issues we’d like Congress to address…

As my summer communications internship with the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) draws to a close, I’ve come to deeply appreciate the perspectives on the pork industry I’ve acquired while in DC. As a student at Iowa State University, I’ve spent the previous two years in close proximity to hog production, celebrating pork through ISU’s…

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 25, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced details of its second program providing trade retaliation relief to American farmers. Eligible U.S. pork producers will receive $11 per head based on inventory between April 1-May 15, 2019. The USDA also announced it will make pork purchases of $208 million to support…

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2019 – Today, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) launched “Keep America First in Agriculture,” a new campaign to highlight the importance of establishing a proper regulatory framework for gene editing in American livestock.  Gene editing technology, which introduces useful genetic variation into food animal breeding programs, promises significant animal health benefits, including a natural immunity to disease and a reduction in the…