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Iowa AG Opposes Massachusetts Hog Law

Iowa’s Attorney General is leading a 13 state coalition opposing a new Massachusetts law that puts restrictions on the sale of pork based on how the animals are raised. A statement from Attorney General Brenna Bird’s office says the Massachusetts law goes even further than a similar California law.  Shipments of  non-compliant pork into the state would be banned even pork meets all Iowa and federal safety and quality standards. A-G Bird’s statement says these strict new mandates will create extreme costs and regulations to compete in the industry, forcing many family hog farms to close shop.