BREAKING: Supreme Court Backs California Prop 12 May 12, 2023

    🕔May 12, 2023
    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld California’s new humane-pork law, rejecting an industry challenge in a ruling strengthening the power of states to impose rules that have a broad economic impact […]

    U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Impacts of California Pork Welfare Law; Pace of Corn, Soybean Exports Slows Oct 12, 2022

    🕔Oct 12, 2022
    David G. Savage reported in today’s Los Angeles Times that, “The Supreme Court justices sounded wary Tuesday of California’s animal welfare law and its protections for breeding pigs, warning it could […]

    Livestock: Supreme Court to Consider Prop 12 Case – DTN Mar 30, 2022

    🕔Mar 30, 2022
    The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the case brought against California’s Proposition 12 by the National Pork Producer Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation. The law, which […]

    Livestock: California Court Halts Prop 12 Enforcement – DTN Jan 25, 2022

    🕔Jan 25, 2022
    A California court halted the enforcement of Proposition 12 on Monday, moving back enforcement of the animal-welfare law to six months after rules are finalized. The California Department of Food […]

    Animal Welfare Laws Come Home to Roost – DTN Dec 24, 2021

    🕔Dec 24, 2021
    With an approaching January deadline for a voter-approved animal welfare law, Massachusetts’ governor signed into law modifications meant to avoid possible price spikes for eggs and pork, while litigation continues […]

    Livestock: California Pork Production Law Leads to Reduced Sales Dec 22, 2021

    🕔Dec 22, 2021
    Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported last week that, “Seaboard Foods, the nation’s second-biggest pig producer, said on Friday it will limit sales of certain pork products in California due to a measure requiring farmers to provide […]

    Ag Trade: China’s Soy Imports Slump, U.S. Pork Exports to Mexico Show Promise Nov 23, 2021

    🕔Nov 23, 2021
    Reuters writers Hallie Gu, Cheng Leng and Shivani Singh reported recently that, “China’s October soybean imports from the United States fell sharply from the previous year, customs data showed on Sunday, […]

    China’s Energy Crunch Disrupts Oilseed Trade; Slow Consolidation in China’s Pork Production Nov 5, 2021

    🕔Nov 5, 2021
    The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated in its October Oil Crops Outlook report that, “Brazil planted 38.6 million hectares of soybeans in the 2020/21 marketing year. With yields reaching all-time highs of 3.55 tons per hectare, Brazil produced a total of […]

    Ag Trade: China Emerges as 3rd Largest Market for U.S. Beef, Key Factor in Pork Exports Oct 27, 2021

    🕔Oct 27, 2021
    In its October Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook report, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated that, “U.S. beef exports in August set a new record of 325 million pounds, […]

    Ag Trade: China’s Pork Output Jumps, as Soy, Meat Imports Slow Oct 19, 2021

    🕔Oct 19, 2021
    Reuters writer Dominique Patton reported this week that, “China’s third-quarter pork production surged to its highest in three years, official data showed on Monday, after producers built thousands of large breeding farms last […]


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