Attorney General Chis Koster has announced the filing of a lawsuit against California for violating the Commerce Clause of the United States constitution and violating Missouri Sovereignty.
In 2008, California voters approved legislation prohibiting several widely practiced agricultural production methods. Specifically, the size of enclosures housing egg laying hens. After outcry from producers in the state, California enacted legislation that requires out of state producers to abide with the agricultural restrictions of Pproposition 2.
Koster states that if local producers comply with the law it will cost the industry $120 million dollars in capital improvements. And if they stop selling eggs in California altogether, a surplus of more than half a billion eggs in the Missouri economy will force prices down and in effect put some producers out of business.