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Pork producers run their operations using the latest production methods, precise feed rations, the best animal science, and the newest technologies and innovations to help them produce the safest, most nutritious pork. They also benefit from federal programs and fair federal regulations. Without them, producing pork can be a challenge. NPPC ensures that programs and policies help, not hinder pork production.

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Agriculture Labor Issues

NPPC supports visa system reform that provides agricultural employers with sustained access to year-round labor and a pathway to legal status for workers with agricultural experience already in the United States.

Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill directed the USDA Secretary to prioritize acquiring and maintaining sufficient quantities of a Foot-and-Mouth Disease vaccine. NPPC is working with USDA to implement the vaccine bank, which will help safeguard rural economies.

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Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA)

Regulations restricting the buying and selling of hogs will stifle innovation, reduce competition in the industry and increase consumer prices.

Mandatory Price Reporting

USDA’s Mandatory Price Reports provide pork producers with valuable information needed to price their pigs. NPPC supports reauthorization of the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act, with industry-supported changes that enhance price discovery, before its expiration on Sept. 30, 2022.

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New swine inspection system

New Swine Inspection System

NPPC supports faster harvesting line speeds at pork packing plants to increase capacity, giving pork producers market leverage when selling hogs.

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