“Ag Gag” Laws Challenged in Multiple States

February 7, 2019

“Ag Gag” laws continue to be challenged and have been ruled unconstitutional in Iowa and Utah.  Idaho’s “ag security law” was also challenged and struck down, but on appeal, two key aspects of the law …

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Supreme Court Refuses Animal Welfare Case

January 10, 2019

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has declined to hear arguments against state laws setting production animal welfare standards.  This was the expected outcome after the Department of Justice (DOJ) recommended the high …

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DOJ Argues Against High Court Hearing Cage-Free Lawsuit

December 13, 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recommended the Supreme Court reject hearing a challenge to the  Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act, better known as Proposition 2.  The California law requires all eggs sold in …

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Midterm Election Results

November 8, 2018

On Tuesday, in one of the most highly-anticipated midterm elections, Democrats captured the U.S. House of Representatives, and the GOP expanded its majority in the U.S. Senate. With a Democratic majority in the House, Representative …

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Ag Appropriations

October 4, 2018

Last week, the House voted 361-61 to pass H.R. 6157. The $855.1 billion minibus includes funding for the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act. In addition, the legislation …

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