The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) applauds the first Farm Bill hearing of the 118th Congress. We are pleased the Senate Agriculture Committee is taking up issues important to the pork industry. In 2021, the U.S. exported $8.1 billion worth of pork to more than 100 countries – increasing the average value of each pig marketed by nearly $63. These exports also support over 100,000 American jobs. Congress must provide strong investments in both the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) programs. A wide swath of U.S. agricultural commodities have utilized these export promotion programs, generating a net return of $24.50 for every dollar spent and creating 225,800 full-and part-time jobs across the U.S. economy. We look forward to a Farm Bill that benefits our producers and every American.
NPPC Statement on Farm Bill Trade and Horticulture Hearing