Pig farmer with nursery pigs

Animal Well-Being

Pork producers care deeply about the health and well-being of their animals and have a moral obligation to raise them humanely and compassionately. Healthy animals ensure safe food for consumers. NPPC advocates for science-based approaches to swine health and production and opposes efforts to dictate on-farm production practices.

Foreign Animal Disease

Foreign Animal Diseases (FADs) are diseases or pests not currently found in the United States that would inflict significant consequences on both the U.S. food supply and economy. The devastating effects of a disease such as foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever or classical swine fever infecting the U.S. swine herd cannot be overstated, which is why NPPC is actively working with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other partners to prevent and prepare for a potential outbreak.

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Farm Bill Priorities

NPPC advocates for a 2023 Farm Bill that fully funds the programs that safeguard the nation’s food supply against threats posed by foreign animal diseases, as well as key programs that expand foreign markets for U.S. agricultural products.

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