Californians eat about 15% of the nation’s pork products, and sustaining access to that state’s massive market could face new challenges if a proposed regulation on the allowed space for breeding sows is approved. The law, which currently faces a lawsuit by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), would force changes to production practices around the country, namely parts of the Midwest and Southeast, where much of California’s pork is sourced. A ruling on the legal challenge isn’t expected until September, and NPPC officials say the law would not just hold up production and cause costs to skyrocket for hog farmers, but could disrupt the pork supply chain for California consumers. While the law remains under legal challenge, industry leaders say it’s causing considerable uncertainty for the massive industry, especially given final guidelines for the regulation have yet to be issued. See more on the developing story.