About the National Livestock Producers Association
Following passage of the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, the National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA) was founded in direct response to diminishing markets and excessive supplies of livestock. The realization that producers needed to work together to battle marketing problems led to the development of livestock cooperatives nationwide.
When the Federal Farm Board was established in the early 1930s the National Livestock Producers Association took on a new role as a capitalization vehicle for several livestock credit corporations across the country. The credit corporations were formed to make needed credit available to the producers through organizations that would specialize in working with livestock lending. Many of those original credit corporations are still in existence today.
Helping Regional Cooperatives
National Livestock Producers Association services are designed to help member marketing agencies and credit corporations become more effective and efficient for their producer-patrons. Through member interaction, many innovative services and programs are formed and alliances cemented which are designed to provide the livestock producer many opportunities to improve the producer's bottom line.
In addition, joint ventures and cooperation among the members lead to national exposure of producers' livestock through electronic marketing systems and networks of buyers and sellers.
Speaking Out on Behalf of Livestock Producers
In the multi-billion dollar business of livestock marketing and credit, a strong voice is crucial to protect business rights and a competitive environment. National Livestock Producers Association serves as just such a voice, speaking out on behalf of members and their patrons.
Strong alliances with other livestock and credit organizations aid in providing a clear voice on regional and national issues. In addition, absolute credibility earned over more than 75 years emphasizes the positions taken by the National Livestock Producers Association on behalf of its members.
NLPA Member Benefits
National Livestock Producers Association serves its members in several areas:
A Diversity of Service and Expertise
Innovation, specialization and sophistication are but a few of the descriptions used when referring to the members of the National Livestock Producers Association. In order to fully serve their patrons and customers, the members have worked together to create new financing, marketing and feeding programs to meet the challenges facing the livestock producer. Some of the services include:
National Livestock Producers Association's Industry Affiliations