EATS Act faces pushback

EATS Act faces pushback

A bill that would prevent states from regulating interstate trade and agricultural practices is facing some pushback in Congress.

In a letter to House Ag Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson, a bipartisan group lawmakers, mostly Democrats, expressed opposition to the Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act and asked that it not be included in the 2023 Farm Bill.

Republican Congresswoman Ashley Hinson of Iowa authors the bill and told reporters Thursday it would protect pork producers from California’s Proposition 12, which goes into full effect at the beginning of next year.


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