States seek Supreme Court intervention in Massachusetts animal standards

States seek Supreme Court intervention in Massachusetts animal standards

Thirteen states file supplemental brief detailing pressing need to determine whether Constitution permits states to regulate farmer practices.

States often disagree over how to regulate livestock and poultry farming, which constitutes a significant portion of the U.S. economy. Thirteen states are seeking U.S. Supreme Court intervention in whether Massachusetts, as well as other states, have the right to tell farmers how to grow food.

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