In November 2018, California voters passed Proposition 12 which imposes strict requirements on farmers to provide more space for egg laying hens, breeding sows, and calves raised for veal.

Why do corn growers care? The obvious answer is the changes we could see in U.S. pork production, which could change the demand for U.S. corn, but the deeper issue is one of state regulations and interstate commerce.

Listen to Jim Heimerl explain why the agriculture community is fighting against this California regulation on this episode of Kernels!