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Pork producers applaud proposed House Prop 12 fix

The CEO of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) says he’s pleased with the House Ag Committee’s farm bill proposal.

Bryan Humphreys tells Brownfield…

“Fully funding what we refer to at the National Pork Producers Council as the three legged stool of foreign animal disease prevention and preparedness.”  He says, “That’s $233 million a year for the term of the farm bill and that’s a substantial investment.”

In addition to increased trade funding, he says the House’s solution to California’s Proposition 12 law would be good for the pork industry.

“I think the way that they have worked this out to first and foremost protect states’ rights is fantastic.”  He says, “And so what this language does is essentially states that a state can regulate within their borders, not outside their borders. That’s something I think we can all agree on that needs to happen.”

NPPC, American Farm Bureau, and nearly 1,000 other agricultural groups have formed a coalition to support a federal Prop 12 fix in the farm bill.

The House Ag Committee is scheduled to mark up the farm bill on Thursday. The current extension expires at the end of September.

AUDIO: Bryan Humphreys – CEO @ NPPC

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