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·         Rabobank Report: Pork Supply Chain Faces Challenges with Prop 12

… According to the Rabobank report, between 20 and 25 percent more barn space would be needed...

 

·         States Join AMI in Proposition 12 Case

States May Be Laying Groundwork for Appeal to Supreme Court Over California Hog Regulations

 

·         California’s Prop 12 Supreme Court challenge supported by 20 states

States agree that Proposition 12's animal product standards will break down interstate commerce

 

 

Rabobank Report: Pork Supply Chain Faces Challenges with Prop 12

 

Brian German, AgNet West

March 31, 2021

 

A recent Rabobank report details some of the complications facing the pork industry in relation to California’s Proposition 12. Approved by voters in 2018, Prop 12 prohibits the sale of veal, pork, and eggs from animals not raised according to California standards. The provisions affecting pork production are set to take effect beginning in 2022. A recent RaboResearch report describes the substantial disruption coming to the pork supply chain.

 

According to Rabobank Senior Analyst – Animal Protein, Christine McCracken, “producers are reluctant to make the costly investments needed to comply with the new regulation, unless compensated with long-term premium guarantees.” Shortly after Prop 12 was passed, the cost of implementation for the pork industry was estimated between $1.9 billion to upwards of $3.2 billion. The Rabobank report shows less than four percent of housing for sows meet the standards of Prop 12. With so few operations meeting California requirements, substantial ramifications are excepted throughout the supply chain.

 

According to the Rabobank report, between 20 and 25 percent more barn space would be needed...

 

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https://agnetwest.com/rabobank-report-pork-supply-chain-faces-challenges-with-prop-12/

 

 

States Join AMI in Proposition 12 Case

States May Be Laying Groundwork for Appeal to Supreme Court Over California Hog Regulations

 

By Todd Neeley, DTN/Progressive Farmer

3/31/2021

 

LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) -- California's Proposition 12 -- the animal-welfare regulation of hog producers -- conflicts with the commerce clause and with previous rulings in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and other federal circuits, attorneys for 20 states argued in a brief filed this week.

 

The law requires hog producers to abide by certain regulations in order to sell pork in California. Voters in the state passed Proposition 12 in 2018 with nearly 63% of votes supporting it.

 

In separate lawsuits, the American Meat Institute and the National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau Federation challenged the law because it requires hog producers in other states to comply with California's law in order to sell pork in the state.

 

This week, AMI has been joined in its lawsuit...

 

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https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/AG/news/world-policy/article/2021/03/31/states-may-laying-groundwork-appeal

 

 

California’s Prop 12 Supreme Court challenge supported by 20 states

States agree that Proposition 12's animal product standards will break down interstate commerce

 

Jacqui Fatka, BEEF Magazine

Mar 31, 2021

 

In an ongoing effort to protect states’ rights under the Commerce Clause, 20 states filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the petition filed by the North American Meat Institute challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12.

 

Enacted in November 2018, Californian voters approved Proposition 12 which imposes space requirements regarding breeding pigs and veal calves within California. Prop 12 creates a barrier to trade by imposing obligations on out-of-state competitors in an effort to assist local producers of pork and veal, the Meat Institute challenges.

 

Prop 12 reaches beyond the state’s borders by prohibiting the sale in California of uncooked pork or veal from animals housed in ways that do not meet California’s requirements. As a result, Prop 12 sets confinement standards for how pigs and veal calves are raised anywhere in the United States or in any foreign country.

 

“The governments of nearly half the states agree, if California is allowed to apply its laws to conduct in other states, a single state will dictate policies in all others, encouraging a patchwork of regulations and threatening the free flow of interstate commerce,” says Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts...

 

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https://www.beefmagazine.com/regulatory/californias-prop-12-supreme-court-challenge-supported-20-states