Agriculture Waits for Big Decisions on Supreme Court Cases

The first week of the New Year could be a big one for several agricultural groups and stakeholders. The Supreme Court will likely hear several high-stakes cases that could affect America’s farmers and ranchers. The court recently distributed three of four agriculture cases scheduled for a January 7th conference. hose high-profile petitions include challenges to […]

AFBF, NPPC File Prop. 12 Appeal to Supreme Court

Earlier this week, the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take their case against California’s Proposition 12. The California law would ban the sale of pork from hogs that don’t meet the state’s “arbitrary” production standards. The appeal to the high court comes after the […]

Legislation Seeks to Block California Prop 12

Late last week, federal lawmakers introduced the Exposing Agricultural Trade Suppression, or EATS Act, to prohibit states and local governments from interfering with agriculture products from other states. Specifically, the bill seeks to block California’s Proposition 12, which would require meat products raised outside of the state to conform to the animal rights standards adopted […]

Federal Court Rejects NPPC Challenge to Prop 12 in California

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals turned down the National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau’s petition to strike down Proposition 12 as unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause. “We are disappointed in the court’s decision and stand by our position on Proposition 12,” said NPPC spokesman Jim Monroe. “It’s a clear violation of the […]

20 States Support NAMI Against Prop 12

A total of 20 states filed a brief with the Supreme Court supporting the North American Meat Institute’s petition challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12. “The governments of nearly half the states agree that if California is allowed to apply its laws of conduct in other states, a single state will dictate policies in […]

Meat Institute Seeks Supreme Court Review in Case against California’s Prop 12

The North American Meat Institute recently asked the Supreme Court to review an earlier ruling in a challenge of California’s Proposition 12 [The Farm Animal Confinement Initiative]. The Meat Institute petition specifically asks the Supreme Court to review a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Circuit ruling in a challenge by the organization. The Meat Institute […]

Ag Groups File Appeal on California’s Prop 12

Back in 2018, California voters passed Proposition 12, which is scheduled to go into effect on January 1st, 2022. But several Ag groups are looking to stop the law before it starts. A Protect the Harvest release says the bill increases regulations on the egg, pork, and veal producers both in the state of California […]