AG Derek Schmidt: California cannot control other states’ livestock practices

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TOPEKA – (March 10, 2020) – A California law requiring livestock producers in Kansas and around the country to comply with strict animal-confinement rules or lose access to the California market violates the U.S. Constitution, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt told a federal court in a legal brief filed yesterday. “Under our Constitution, the best and most appropriate people to determine agriculture policy in Kansas are our farmers and ranchers and the representatives serving on their behalf in Topeka,” Schmidt said. “Those decisions should not be left up to the whims of politicians or voters in other states, and certainly not those in California.” Schmidt, along with 14 other state attorneys general, today filed a legal brief in the U.S....

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AG Derek Schmidt: California cannot control other states’ livestock practices

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