Proposition 12, the 2018 ballot initiative that bans the sale of meat and eggs derived from producers that don’t meet California standards, was upheld by a panel of judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Californians will vote on Proposition 15, which is billed as tax reform, except neither side can agree on exactly what gets reformed. Farmers and ranchers are rightly wary of the repercussions.
Proposition 15 threatened voter-approved tax protections for commercial and agricultural properties enacted under Proposition 13, which passed with two-thirds majority in 1978.
California's Proposition 15 was failing with 72% of the votes in, while Colorado's Proposition 114 appeared as though it would pass by a narrow margin.
An employee of a Northern California slaughterhouse has been sentenced to three months in prison in a scheme that processed beef cattle with cancer.
This year there has been a noticeable increase in the number of cattle embezzlement and fraud cases across the country.
The Center for Consumer Freedom ran a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal this week asking if fake meats need Prop 65 labels.