Meat Institute seeks SCOTUS review in case against California’s Prop 12

IARN — The North American Meat Institute recently asked the Supreme Court to review an earlier ruling in a challenge of California’s Proposition 12: The Farm Animal Confinement Initiative. The Meat Institute petition specifically asks the Supreme Court to review a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling in a challenge by the organization. Read more

Vilsack: China living up to trade deal

IARN — Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says China is making good on its promises in the phase one trade deal it signed with the U.S. last year. Vilsack points out the agreement allows market conditions to determine how much it has to buy from American farmers. COVID-19 qualifies as a market condition that would legitimately impact how much China has to buy under the agreement. Read more