WXVU MAINLINE NEWS MINUTE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 30
Written by Gabriella Raful on November 1, 2023
By: Gabriella Raful
Advocates for locally controlled family farms in Pennsylvania say a proposed amendment to the 2023 Farm Bill would gut states’ ability to regulate their own farming practices. The EATS Act aims to counter Proposition 12, a California law which mandates better conditions for all farm animals raised or sold in that state. Ben Buchanan of Unified Fields, a small-scale meat processor in Pittsburgh, says farmers who adopt humane practices could be pushed out of the market, forcing consumers to purchase from just a small group of large-scale meat producers.
:09 “I mean, they would just have less access to choice in the market, and what they could get for healthy options.”
Tag: Proponents of the EATS Act contend it is needed to streamline interstate commerce and prevent states from passing more laws that impose restrictions on farmers in other states.