Pigs in a hoop barnCalifornia’s Proposition 12 has the U.S. pork industry seeking solutions for what could be a major shake-up for pork producers. Opponents of the legislation are analyzing other alternatives should federal legislation fail to stymie Prop 12. The Ending Agriculture Trade Suppression (EATS) Act would prevent states from regulating interstate trade and agriculture practices.

However, U.S. House Agriculture Committee member Angie Craig (D-MN) says the legislation faces significant hurdles. She says fellow representatives are teaming up to look for grants producers could use to help them comply. Craig is concerned about the value producers could lose if they can’t compete in the California market. There’s been debate in Washington on whether the EATS Act should be included in the next farm bill.

Read more on EATS and Prop12 here.