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.
Congress has averted a government shutdown today while providing $10 billion in assistance for ag disasters that have occurred over last year and this year. The aid was included in the stopgap funding bill that President Biden signed into law Thursday night.
The United States is backing the National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau Federation in a lawsuit seeking to invalidate California’s Proposition 12, which would ban the sale of pork from hogs raised without minimum square-feet requirements.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a Clean Water Act case with major implications for agriculture, while farm groups who back a bipartisan ag labor bill will be lobbying lawmakers ahead of an expected House committee debate.