A group of 70 lawmakers worked together this week to ask federal administrators and USDA officials to reevaluate current pork harvest facility line speed requirements. The appeal is in response to the USDA’s New Swine Inspection System (NSIS) which mandates that line speeds were to be slowed down for worker safety. The current line speed requirements have resulted in a surplus of hogs and reduced demand in certain regions, as well as power being shifted away from producers in favor of pork processing facilities. Several of the lawmakers’ letters cited 20 years of favorable data for higher line speeds which showed reduced injury instances. Hear how the NSIS mandate has affected the pork market.