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Northern Pulse Growers Association

Industry Policy Positions


2021 USADPLC Policy Positions (PDF Download)
  • Farm Policy
    • The USADPLC seeks to be included and treated equally with other farm program commodities in the area of farm and conservation program support.
  • Research
    • Research is the backbone of any successful farm commodity. USADPLC supports the efforts of Congress and the Administration to help farmers and America’s economy by increasing the investment in agricultural research. The public is asking for help understanding the health benefits of their food and discovering the sustainability of their food system. USADPLC is working to increase the pulse crop research dollars in health information, functionality and sustainability.
  • Market Promotion
    • The US pea, lentil and chickpea industry consists primarily of small, family-owned businesses that provide value-added jobs in rural and export communities. Over 60% of these legumes are exported overseas. In order to keep our rural economies strong, we need the Federal Government to join with our industry to aggressively promote our product. Congress and the Administration need to increase funding for market promotion for US farm commodities. Last year the pea, lentil and chickpea industry contributed over $475,000 to MAP and FMD market promotion activities.
  • Crop Protection Regulations
    • If US pea, lentil and chickpea growers are to compete effectively, crop protection materials must evolve just as the pests they help control evolve. In addition, US producers must not lose markets due labeled use of crop protection materials which are more effective, less costly or reduced risk.
  • Transportation Issues
    • Transportation: The USADPLC supports fair, efficient and cost effective movement of dry peas, lentils and chickpeas in the US transportation system.
  • FGIS & NASS Policies