AG POLICY NEWS
California Versus Steve King
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Nov 21, 2013 02:42 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- A provision in the House version of the farm bill that would restrict states' ability to block the sale of agricultural products from other states is creating some political infighting in Iowa.

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, calls his provision the "Protect Interstate Commerce Act." It would effectively prevent states from blocking the sale of agricultural products from other states that have been approved as safe by USDA or FDA.

King created the language last year in response to a California referendum from 2008 that bans cages for egg-laying hens. Following the referendum, California's legislature passed a ...

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