Farms.com Home   Ag Industry News

Prop 12 Stirs Controversy in Missouri Hog Farming

Scott Hays, President of the National Pork Producers Council, revealed his decision not to adapt his Missouri hog farm to meet California's Proposition 12 animal welfare law.

The law mandates specific renovations for hog farms, but Hays expressed concerns over the profitability of these modifications. While some major pork producers like Hormel, Smithfield, and Tyson Foods have committed to complying with Prop 12, Hays cited his reluctance to risk his family's farm.

Proposition 12 sets strict standards, requiring California hog farmers to provide 24 square feet of floor space for each breeding sow. It also bans the sale of pork from farms in other states that don't meet this requirement. The NPPC has voiced its support for the EATS Act, which proposes enabling anyone to challenge state or local laws regulating agricultural product production in federal court. Critics argue that this act may undermine various state laws related to health, safety, and welfare.

Hays emphasized that the NPPC is actively working to find a solution to address Prop 12's challenges, appreciating the backing received from House Agriculture Committee Chair Glenn Thompson.


Trending Video

Gotta Get Mooving! - Dairy Farming 2023

Video: Gotta Get Mooving! - Dairy Farming 2023

From field prep to seeding, silaging, making hay and feeding cows there is lots to do. This was the first year we had custom chopping for all of our silage.

We don't own all of the equipment in this video, some of them are custom crews: Mulching Liquid Manure Chopping/Trucking/Packing -rented the Pottinger Disc

We strive to grow good quality feed for our cows, and provide an excellent environment for all of our cattle to thrive and stay healthy through the changing seasons. We enjoy producing the best kind of milk (real from a cow) and overcoming the challenges faced when milking and feeding cows every day of the year!

 

Comments


Your email address will not be published