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The passing of California’s Prop 12 animal welfare law has caused major stress among pig farmers but the ramifications will likely affect more than just the state’s producers. Starting Jan. 1, 2022, the current law will prohibit the sale in Californa of all products from animals not raised in compliance with the new space requirements, regardless of their state of origin. Analysts note this could mean an average cost increase of $1,800 per sow to be in compliance. California itself accounts for 15% of the U.S. pork demand, but only produces 1.9% of U.S. pig production making supply chain issues all too likely. Find out about the costs that farmers could incur in order to comply and how several groups are continuing to make their voice heard to the Supreme Court.

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