Category: Zippy Duvall

High Stakes at the High Court [PERSPECTIVES]

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a lawsuit we filed with the NPPC to stop California’s Prop 12 from going into effect. Prop 12 would ban the sale of pork unless the sow that gave birth to the pig was housed according to the state’s arbitrary production standards. This law would apply to pork raised on farms outside of California too, giving one state the power to set the law of the land across the country.

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Heroes, From Battlefield to Farm Field

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, fighting in World War I stopped. At the time, President Woodrow Wilson declared it the first Armistice Day. In 1954, the federal holiday was officially named Veterans Day to honor all American veterans. Every day, and especially on Veterans Day, I am grateful for the men and women who have answered the call to serve our country.

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Tax Reform is Top of Mind for Farmers

For farms and ranches to continue their important role in absorbing carbon and conserving green space, they must first be able to stay in business. Every dollar counts on the farm, and farmers and ranchers need to plan their finances carefully to make it from one season to the next. Not knowing their future tax burden only compounds the uncertainty.

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