Volume 22 | Issue 18

Prop 12 case heard last week by SCOTUS

From the National Pork Producers Council: This is a historic day for American farmers. National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and American Farm Bureau Federation presented oral arguments on NPPC v. Ross before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of California Proposition 12. As we’ve contended since 2018, one state should not be able to regulate commerce in another state and set arbitrary standards that lack any scientific, technical, or agricultural basis. NPPC presented a strong case and is confident in its arguments presented to the Supreme Court Justices. We appreciate the support of the Biden Administration and look forward to the Court’s decision.

The audio of the oral arguments has been posted on the SCOTUS website.

Check out these articles:

ABC News: “An oral argument in the case NPPC v. Ross was scheduled for 70 minutes but stretched to nearly double that as a consequential debate played out, pitting California voters' moral views against a critical national industry that feeds millions of Americans every year.” Check out their six-minute news segment released on Monday.

Agri-Pulse: “The justices are deciding whether the law passes muster under what’s known as the dormant Commerce Clause. Issues raised at oral arguments included whether California has a right to impose its views of what constitutes ‘moral’ behavior on the rest of the country and whether the law is justified on health and safety grounds.”

The Wall Street Journal: “Meatpacking companies and hog farmers have resisted California’s ballot measure, saying it would raise meat prices by causing hog farmers to spend millions of dollars building new barns and changing their operations. Pork suppliers say the law would create chaos in the supply chain and risk their pigs’ health.” On the other side of the aisle, “animal-welfare proponents say the crates confine sows to the degree that they can barely turn around or walk.”

USA Today: “The dispute has ramifications far deeper than the price of bacon. At a time when policies embraced by conservative states often look significantly different from those adopted by liberal ones, the question is when and how much such laws may reach beyond a state's boundaries.”

For more information, visit NPPC's California Proposition 12 page.

NC Pork highlights bacon as the most popular food at the State Fair

The NC Pork Council and NC State Fair have partnered to highlight the most popular cut of pork - BACON! And with 41 of 100 food vendors having bacon on their menu, it's not a stretch to say that bacon is the most popular food item at the NC State Fair. 

"Food is the number one reason come to the NC State Fair," said NCPC Communications director Jen Kendrick. "So it seemed like a natural fit to highlight bacon at the fair and take advantage of the tremendous love faigoers have for bacon and fair food." 

The Bacon Trail map will help fairgoers seek out the 41 vendors and the food items containing bacon as an ingredient. 

The NC Pork Council is be located in the Graham Building throughout the fair, so be sure to stop and see us!

Download a Bacon Trail map and plan your stops today!

Pork Chop Open was a huge success

The annual Pork Chop Open golf tournament was a big success with 31 teams playing the River Course at the River Landing golf course in Wallace. It was a beautiful day that also brought in more than $17,000 for the NC Pork PAC.

The event was made possible by sponsors who supported the NC Pork Council with administrative expenses. Thank you to all the sponsors!

Meal Sponsors

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Flight 1 winners

1ST - Hog Slat Realty & Insurance

Jeremy Tyndall, Clint Knox, Jody Yarbrough, Alex Moss

2ND - G & M Sales

Allen O'Neal, Scott Whitley, Craig Winstead, Ronnie Gray

3RD - DNA Swine Genetics

Robbie Richard, Kenny Stewart, Mike Synder*, Darrell Fowler 

*Closest to the Pin winner

Flight 2 winners

1ST - Boettger's Boggies

Nicole Boettger, David Ray, Ted Allen, Dylan Jacobs

2ND - Huvepharma 

Garland Parker, Jeff Kinyo, Rob Baker, Ethan Parker

3RD - AgCarolina 

Todd Harper, Luke Bizzard, Trey Smith, Austin Britton

Longest drive winners

Evan Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Thanks to all of our hole sponsors!

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