Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who represents the top egg-producing state, had persuaded the Republican-controlled House to include in its farm bill a measure to prohibit a state from interfering with another state’s production of agricultural products. He contended the California law was infringing on Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce by imposing conditions on farmers who want to sell eggs in the nation’s most populous state.So, let the games begin.
King could not immediately be reached for comment.
But the measure did not make it into the proposed House-Senate farm bill agreement, according to three sources. Details of the bill are expected to be made available later today. The eagerly awaited bill could come before Congress this week.
Monday, January 27, 2014
California hens are flapping their wings over this act in Congress
The LA Times tries to be cute. What gets me is that journalists are some of the poorest paid people. Surely, they can't think raising costs on themselves is a good thing.