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Who Thought Prop 12 was about Animal Welfare?

Minnesota Pork Congress – prop 12 When I attended the Minnesota Pork Congress earlier this week, I sat in on a breakout session about Prop 12. *** Just as a reminder – Prop 12 was a ballot initiative passed by the state of California which requires specific housing space requirements for sows (as well as…

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Where Have All the Livestock Gone?

Where have all the livestock gone? I hope this is not the question we will be asking in the future. As many of you know, I have written numerous posts about California\’s Prop 12, which will take effect on January 1, 2024. Briefly, California\’s Prop 12 was a ballot initiative that dictates specific livestock requirements…

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Why California\’s Proposition 12 Matters To Our Nation\’s Pig Farmers

It\’s very concerning when people vote on issues when they don\’t understand the ramifications. There is no clearer example than the approved California ballot initiative–Proposition 12. Proposition 12 addresses farm animal housing standards. The problem? Unfortunately, Californians didn\’t have enough knowledge to make a good, educated decision. The only way our type of government works…

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Why California\’s Proposition 12 Matters To Our Nation\’s Pig Farmers

It\’s very concerning when people vote on issues when they don\’t understand the ramifications. There is no clearer example than the approved California ballot initiative–Proposition 12. Proposition 12 addresses farm animal housing standards. The problem? Unfortunately, Californians didn\’t have enough knowledge to make a good, educated decision. The only way our type of government works…