Environment & Energy

Pork producers are dedicated to protecting the land, water and air that they live on, drink and breathe; they share the concerns of all citizens for the nation’s natural resources. Producers are subject to a host of federal and state environmental regulations, and the U.S. pork industry has worked with officials at all levels of government to develop additional, science-based rules addressing reuse and management of valuable manure-based nutrients. Pork producers also are committed to conserving energy and helping the country reduce its dependence on foreign oil. The industry supports the development and use of alternative and renewable fuels but seeks a level playing field for producers to compete for feed grains.

Issues

Air Quality Standards

Climate and Energy

Farm Bill

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Feed Availability