Agribusiness Regulation and the Farm Bill

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February 10, 2012
The Supreme Court overturned a California law that required so-called “downer” or non-ambulatory animals to be immediately euthanized and held out of the food supply.  In its decision, the United States Supreme Court held that the Federal Meat Inspection Act’s express preemption provision prohibits states from imposing requirements on federally inspected slaughterhouses that are additional or different from the provisions of the Federal Meat Inspection Act, even if the requirements do not conflict.  
March 14, 2011