Congresswoman Ashley Hinson (IA-01) has introduced the Exposing Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act. Recently, states like California are working to impose non-tariff barriers to interstate commerce through regulations that will hurt both producers and consumers. The EATS Act would alleviate this unconstitutional overregulation, prohibiting state and local governments from interfering with the production of agricultural goods in other states and forcing farmers across America to concede to radical regulations set by other states. Iowa Senators Grassley and Ernst recently introduced companion legislation in the Senate.
“California’s radical effort to ban agriculture products grown and raised in states like Iowa is not just an attack on our hardworking farmers and producers, it’s an attack on anyone who likes to eat bacon for breakfast. Farmers in Iowa don’t need Californians to tell them how to do their job–they raise and sell the highest quality pork products in the nation. California liberals think that bacon is grown at the grocery store. This legislation will ensure that people across the country can continue to enjoy the best bacon, eggs, and pork made in Iowa and put a stop to the ridiculous attempt to control what’s on your plate.” – Congresswoman Ashley Hinson
“The EATS Act, introduced in the House by Representative Hinson, would bring security to Iowa’s family pig farmers. Family farmers like me can’t plan for our futures when more than 3,000 local and state governments across the country are allowed to regulate how our farm operates.” –Dennis Liljedahl, President of the Iowa Pork Producers Association