2021 Priorities:

Tax Conformity – PPP Loan Forgiveness

PPP Loans were provided by the federal government to provide relief to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minnesota is one of the few states that would tax PPP Loans under state income taxes. MPPA is seeking conformity with federal tax law to make PPP Loans exempt from state income tax.

Minnesota Board of Animal Health

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is a vital organization in responding to and preventing animal disease outbreaks. MPPA is seeking positions on the board for additional farmers and veterinarians to broaden the scope of expertise and continue protecting domestic animals in Minnesota.


The Minnesota Pork Producers Association full funding for the Agriculture Research Extension, Education, and Technology Transfer program at the University of Minnesota. The AGREETT program continues to study and find solutions to challenges facing agriculture in Minnesota.



The MPPA supports legislation that ensures farms have access to reliable and affordable energy. Farmers need reliable energy to ensure the safety and well-being of their pigs.


Minnesota pig farmers are committed to doing what is right for pigs, people, and the planet. Farmers continue to innovate and adopt new technology and practices that preserve natural resources, protect air and water quality, and build soil health while growing safe, healthy pork.