Minnesota Pork Producers visit D.C. to discuss Prop 12, farm bill

Pork producers are in Washington, D.C. this week sharing policy priorities with lawmakers.

Minnesota Pork Producers Association president Daryl Timmerman tells Brownfield California’s Proposition 12 remains a concern.

“With the Supreme Court turning that back, we want to see if we can get something in place to avoid a patchwork of laws coming in place there.”

He suggests the farm bill will be front and center with the current bill expiring September 30th.

“Within the farm bill there’s a lot of good funding in place with some of the foreign animal disease prevention, number one to keep it out. Number two, to be prepared in case it does in some way get on U.S. soil, just to mitigate some of that.”

Timmerman says labor and trade are other issues pork producers will be discussing with members of Congress.

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