On May 11, the Supreme Court upheld California Proposition 12 in a fractured 5-4 ruling. As a reminder, Prop 12 is a 2018 California voter-approved ballot initiative that, among other things, banned the sale of pork in California from hogs that do not meet California’s production standards, even if the hogs were raised entirely on farms outside of California. AFBF and the National Pork Producers Council challenged the law alleging that it violates the dormant Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Among the many supporting amici, including Kansas Farm Bureau, the United States actively supported our case under both the Trump and Biden administrations.

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