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NPPC Statement on California Proposition 12 Implementation Modification

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, Legislative, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork, Regulation

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Proposition 12 was scheduled to be implemented in California on July 1st, but after concerns from many in the industry about various challenges, an extra six months of additional relief for products in the supply chain was granted.

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After this, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) CEO Bryan Humphreys released a statement saying:

“It is welcome news to America’s pig farmers and consumers that California recognized the challenging situation the July 1 Proposition 12 implementation date will have on our industry and food supply. Granting six months of additional relief for products in the supply chain allows grocery stores to remain stocked so the 40 million Californians have uninterrupted access to affordable, safe and nutritious pork products, especially with rising food prices.

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He noted, “We appreciate Governor Newsom, Attorney General Bonta, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture for their efforts over the past month to find a solution to achieve a smoother transition for the entire pork value chain, including our foreign trading partners.

Humphrey’s statement concluded saying “While this temporary solution does not solve the challenges and uncertainty California Proposition 12 brings to our industry, NPPC looks forward to working with Congress to find a permanent solution to this problem.”