A new report by USDA’s Economic Research Service demonstrates how federal risk management programs have changed and attracted more specialty crop producers, while also investigating the decision-making process for participation.
Supporters of Proposition 12 say states could lose the ability to regulate sales of products based on climate impacts and other concerns, if the Supreme Court strikes down the California law that prescribes sow-housing standards for pork sold in the state.
Environmental groups are pushing the California Air Resources Board to limit the usage of crop-based biofuels as it considers how to update, and perhaps accelerate, the goals of the state’s successful Low Carbon Fuel Standards program.
In this opinion piece, Blake Hurst is a farmer and greenhouse grower in Northwest Missouri discusses Proposition 12 and the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the National Pork Producers and American Farm Bureau case.
The National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau Federation got a boost in their Supreme Court challenge to California’s animal housing law, Proposition 12, with the U.S. government’s filing of a brief supporting the groups.