Until early next year, California is considering the Proposition 12 products already in the pipeline.   After that, the state plans to close its market to pork products from locations that don’t comply with California animal housing standards.

Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court found that California Proposition 12, banning

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Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell and  Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture Ashley Campbell, the defendants being sued in federal court by Midwest pork producers, have until Nov. 7 to respond to a motion for a partial summary judgment.

The plaintiffs, who are challenging Massachusetts Question 3 (from the 2016 ballot)

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When the conservative U.S. Supreme Court said California could put whatever restrictions it wanted on selling meat, it left rural producer states scratching their heads.

The Court’s state’s rights philosophy upheld the animal housing requirements of Proposition 12 but left pork producers and the National Farm Bureau wondering what happened.

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The May 11 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on California’s Proposition 12 is not taking effect until at least next year. That’s because the Sacramento Superior Court is permitting pork in the supply chain as of July 1 to continue to be sold in California through Dec. 31 this

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When does 3 follow 12? That’s when the Supreme Court’s decision on California’s Proposition 12 also freed the logjam on Massachusetts Question 3.

The Supreme Court last week handed down a 5-to-4 decision favoring California’s Prop 12. The majority found the voter-approved initiative does not violate the U.S. Constitution, and

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USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) reports that since 2002, 14 states have enacted laws governing their animal agricultural industries’ pre-slaughter production practices. These restrictions to boost the welfare of farm animals may also be causing or at least contributing to current shortages and price increases.

ERS found the policies have

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