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Roy Graber

Roy Graber

Roy Graber is a senior reporter at WATT Global Media. Contact Graber via email at



15 states file legal brief challenging Proposition 12

California does not have the right to regulate how farmers in other states raise animals for food production, attorneys general contend
Fifteen state attorneys general filed a legal brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, supporting a lawsuit by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) that challenges California’s Proposition 12, enacted by that state’s voters in 2018.
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COVID-19 could worsen poultry, pork worker shortage

National Pork Producers Council, National Chicken Council and National Turkey Federation have concerns over worker shortage, and say outbreak could be another reason to look at guestworker policy reform
U.S. poultry and pork industry groups are concerned that the ongoing labor shortage could worsen due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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House members to USTR: Make UK poultry trade a priority

With United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, an export opportunity for U.S. poultry is here
Upcoming trade negotiations between the United States and United Kingdom need to include discussions about gaining U.S. poultry access to the U.K., a group of U.S. House members say.
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Maine Heritage Policy Center: Egg legislation ridiculous

Trying to mandate cage-free eggs is one thing, but to present it as an ‘emergency’ is another, government watchdog says
A proposed bill that would mandate that all eggs raised and sold in Maine is under consideration, and one government watchdog didn’t pull any punches when describing his opinions about it.
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Tornado’s toll on Tennessee poultry industry limited

Only damage reported by Tennessee Poultry Association occurred at Tennessee State University
My heart goes out to people who experienced losses when an EF-4 tornado touched down in the early morning hours of March 3. But as is the case with all tragic events, there are also things for which we can be thankful.
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