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Environment

Pork producers are dedicated to protecting the environment and safeguarding the nation’s resources for future generations. In addition to being subject to federal and state environmental regulations, the pork industry has worked with all levels of government to develop science-based practices addressing use and management of valuable nutrients. The U.S. pork industry’s efforts over the past 50-plus years have seen it reduce its environmental footprint by 8%, using 75% less land, 25% less water and 7% less energy.

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Waters of the United States

Regulation of navigable waters must be workable for agriculture, with clear definitions that make it easy to determine which waters are protected.

Latest News on Energy & Environment

April 22, 2022

USDA LETS MORE PACKING PLANTS RETURN TO FASTER LINE SPEEDS
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced it approved the Clemens Food Group pork packing plant…