On October 11, the Nationwide Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and American Farm Bureau Federation introduced oral arguments on NPPC v. Ross earlier than the U.S. Supreme Court docket difficult the constitutionality of California Proposition 12.
The case may return to a decrease courtroom for additional evaluate. Written draft opinions should not anticipated till mid to late February 2023.
California’s Proposition 12 bans the sale of pork within the state from hogs born to sows that weren’t raised in keeping with the state’s manufacturing requirements, no matter the place these animals have been raised. Practically all pork at the moment produced in the USA fails to satisfy California’s requirements. California represents about 15% of the U.S. pork market.
October 14, 2022/ Nationwide Pork Producers Council/ United States.