Is California playing chicken with Wisconsin eggs?

Posted at 1:15 p.m. on December 5, 2017

The Brillion News

MADISON – Attorney General Brad Schimel is challenging California’s attempt to impose its agricultural regulations on the State of Wisconsin, and is taking the matter to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“California’s attempt to impose their regulations on Wisconsin farmers is overreaching and unconstitutional,” said Attorney General Schimel. “In order to ensure Wisconsin farmers a stable and reasonable regulatory environment, excessive regulations must be stopped.”

Wisconsin is challenging a California law requiring Wisconsin egg producers to comply with California’s farming regulations in order to sell eggs in California. The suit claims that California’s regulations violate both a federal law prohibiting states from imposing their own standards on eggs produced in other states, and the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which gives Congress exclusive authority to regulate commerce among and between states.

The suit said that California’s rules have raised the costs of egg production dramatically throughout the country.

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