Pork Producers, Meeting In Iowa, Express Farm Bill Hopes

Des Moines, Iowa — Pork industry leaders meeting this week in Des Moines say they’re hoping the Farm Bill working its way through Congress addresses California’s animal welfare law. It requires pork sold in California to come from breeding pigs with at least 24 square feet of space so they can sit, stand and move around. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law last year. Chase Adams is the assistant vice president of domestic policy for the National Pork Producers Council.

The Farm Bill developed by the US House Ag Committee would prevent one state from dictating how pork producers in other states operate.

National Pork Producers Council president Lori Steverman, a farmer in southern Minnesota, is hoping the same language ends up in the SENATE Ag Committee’s proposed Farm Bill.

The two-day World Pork Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds wrapped up Thursday night.


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