Agriculture briefs: Governor opposes Proposition 2
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced his opposition to Proposition 2 on the November ballot, which would change standards for confining farm animals.
If approved, opponents say it would significantly limit the ability of California consumers to buy safe, affordable eggs that are fresh and locally grown.
A UC Davis study says most of the egg-producing business would move out of the state. Link
Besides failing to gather the support of many newspapers in California, now Prop 2 has failed to get the support of Gov. Schwarzenegger. He has realized the impact it would have on the state’s producers and consumers. No one wins except the Washington DC based Humane Society of the United States with passage of Prop 2.