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 stakeholders throughout the rulemaking process.

Background

A number of areas of the rule making process are in need of reform. These areas include:

  • Accountability
  • Congressional oversight
  • Consistency
  • Transparency

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.

Fast Facts

Regulations

are consistently cited by farmers and producers as the #1 burden on their productivity.

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