According to the National Pork Producers Council, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to require livestock agriculture to report manure-related greenhouse gas emissions will add costs to pork operations and could increase environmental problems.

NPPC suggests the EPA should let the agriculture department take control of the attempt to reduce gases comes from farms and points out that the EPA's estimate of $900 to conduct tests and do emissions calculations bears little relation to the actual costs hog farmers would incur to comply with the rule.