The CEO of Minnesota Pork expects some pork producers to take a “wait and see” approach now that the Supreme Court plans to hear the case on California’s Proposition 12. The rule bans the sale of pork in California unless the sow from which it was derived was housed with space allowances that almost no U.S. farms satisfy. David Preisler says it’s not a “slam dunk” the Court will side with the National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau:
“So I don’t know that pork producers would necessarily change anything that they already have, (but) there may be some folks that just take a little pause and wait to see how this turns out. And I think we’re generally seeing that anyway.”
Californians account for 13% of the nation’s pork consumption yet import 99.87% of the pork consumed.