A Historical Day: SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments on Proposition 12

Operating with the constant backdrop of uncertainty of new and pending legislation makes it difficult to run any business, let alone a farm, says National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) president Terry Wolters, a Minnesota pork producer. 

He was one of a handful of pork producers who watched Supreme Court justices grill attorneys with questions during oral arguments on October 11 in NPPC v. Ross brought forward by the American Farm Bureau Federation and NPPC challenging the constitutionality of California Proposition 12. “Proposition 12 is not good for my animals. It’s not good for the consumers. And it’s definitely a challenge for the future of farming,” Wolters says.

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