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SD pork producers prepare for Prop 12

The executive director of the South Dakota Pork Producers Council says the state’s pork producers are preparing for Proposition 12 to go into effect at the end of the year. Glenn Muller tells Brownfield producers are trying to decide if it’s worth it... Read More.

Farmers surveyed uncertain about Prop 12

Amid ongoing concerns about California’s Proposition 12, farmers were surveyed about the likelihood of the recent Supreme Court ruling being overturned by Congress as part of a new farm bill. Jim Mintert, the principal investigator of the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, says... Read More.

Concerns remain about Prop 12 compliance

The U.S. Meat Export Federation says the recently announced grace period to fully implement Proposition 12 in California provides certainty for producers. The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced last week that pork produced before July 1 could be sold until December 31. Erin... Read More.

Prop 12 could reach far beyond agriculture

The CEO of Minnesota Pork suggests the impact of California’s Proposition 12 could be felt beyond agriculture. Jill Resler tells Brownfield while the rule has to do with housing requirements for pigs, it could set a dangerous and far-reaching precedent. “States are making decisions based... Read More.

Prop 12 a heavy topic as World Pork Expo begins

The implications of Proposition 12 weigh heavily on the minds of producers attending the World Pork Expo in Des Moines.  During a news conference Wednesday morning, National Pork Producers Council president Scott Hays called the Supreme Court ruling to uphold Prop 12 the... Read More.