Grassley says “no movement” on Prop 12 fix in Senate Farm Bill

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley says while he applauds the House Ag Committee for including a fix for Proposition 12 in its farm bill text, there’s been no movement in the Senate.

“We haven’t had a discussion, what we call markup, of a chairman’s mark in the Agriculture Committee and (Prop 12) would have to come up at that point.”

The Iowa Republican tells Brownfield the House proposal highlights the importance and “ridiculousness” of the California rule.

“Not allowing pork into the state if the (baby pigs) aren’t raised in 24 square feet farrowing pens.”

Chair Glenn GT Thompson says the House Ag Committee farm bill language clarifies states and local governments cannot impose, directly or indirectly, as a condition of sale or consumption, a production standard for covered livestock unless the livestock is physically located within that state.

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