June 21, 2023


Pork producers in Missouri, US, expected to face difficulty complying with California's Prop 12



The agriculture director of Missouri, the United States, said the state's pork producers will struggle to comply with California's Proposition 12 law.


Chris Chinn told Brownfield that independent producers will be impacted the most as retrofitting production facilities are extremely expensive. They could lose between US$35-40 for every hog raised, adding to the difficulties of obtaining a bank loan to reconfigure barns, said.


According to Chinn, pork products are the third biggest export from Missouri. "Being able to sell into that California market for the majority of our producers is going to be out of reach. They're not going to be able to do it right now," she remarked.


Missouri Governor Mike Parson recently co-signed a letter with 10 other Republican governors rejecting Prop 12 that requires pork be raised in specific  ways.


- Brownfield Ag News

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