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Iowa Pork President Says King Amendment Must Be In The Farm Bill

Iowa Pork President Says King Amendment Must Be In The Farm Bill

Pork Industry officials intend to push Congress to not only pass a new farm bill in January but one that contains the King Amendment. The Provision put forth by Iowa Representative Steve King is designed to prevent states from dictating production methods to farmers in other states.  Iowa Pork President Greg Lear says it’s one of his group’s top priorities.

Critics of the King Amendment including the Humane Society of the United States have argued the provision would impact state laws dealing with the health and safety of agricultural products. Lear says the amendment is clearly limited to agricultural production methods.

Lear also says that if the King amendment is removed from the farm bill, low income families will be hurt by higher food prices.

King’s Protect Interstate Commerce Act has passed the House and is awaiting approval by conferees working on the farm bill.

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