ALEC on Talkback Radio: California should not be able to dictate farm policies for entire country
With record high inflation, California voters should not be able to set agricultural standards for the rest of the country.
Host Chuck Wilder: In 2018 California voters approved the Farm Animal Confinement Proposition, which sounds like a good idea, sort of like, we’re going to have a proposition where you can’t kick the dog. This measure bans the sale of pork and pork products from hogs in confined spaces.
ALEC Policy Task Director Joe Trotter: California consumes 15 percent of pork products in America, yet the produce less than two percent. That means they import all that pork, particularly from Iowa. California’s new law forces all those other state’s who want to sell their pork products in California to meet those unrealistically high standards. It will lead to higher prices for pork, not only in California, but around the country.
With record high inflation, California voters should not be able to set agricultural standards for the rest of the country. Recently the Supreme court announced it would hear a lawsuit against the California law. This law would impose close to $2 million in upgrades on small farmers.
Host Chuck Wilder: In a recent blog post you wrote that the federal government must stand up and protect the state rights. and not allow California to dictate to farmers and other states how to regulate their agricultural industry. If the Supreme Court doesn’t rule against the California law, that’s where a lot of problems come in. So
ALEC Policy Task Director Joe Trotter: There are other reality harsh realities that are going to hit the world. We are heading towards food shortage with all the international crisis taking place right now.
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