Animal agriculture groups and USDA are concerned that EPA-proposed restrictions on rodenticides will increase costs for producers but not provide effective control of rats, mice, moles and other vermin.
In this opinion piece, National Pork Producers Council President Terry Wolters says recent efforts to address ag labor shortages did not go far enough and urges the next Congress to expand access to the H-2A program.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court will take another shot at deciding the scope of the Clean Water Act, granting a petition to determine whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit "set forth the proper test for determining whether wetlands are 'waters of the United States'" under the CWA.