Last fall, Better Farming reported that the state of Ohio had fought off an attempt by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to curtail intensive pork and egg production, while Michigan producers caved in. Now it looks like the shoe may be on the other foot.
The animal rights group is publicly campaigning to change the composition of an Ohio animal care standards board that favours agriculture. Ohio producers are likely to spend millions to fight it off.
Meanwhile, Michigan pork and poultry producers say it is business as usual until nearly 2020 with almost no cost to producers.