The Supreme Court Hearing of Prop 12 | Michael Formica

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About the Guest

In his capacity as Chief Legal Strategist for the National Pork Producers Council, Michael Formica works with state and federal lawmakers on pressing, high profile issues impacting livestock production. His work leading strategic legal initiatives has benefitted America’s 66,000 pig farmers across the country, including efforts to get NPPC’s challenge to California Proposition 12 to the U.S. Supreme Court.

He was previously an attorney in private practices in Washington, D.C., where he represented agricultural clients on environmental and natural resource matters.  He has been recognized as one of the foremost experts in Washington, D.C. on environmental and energy policy. 

Formica received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island and his law degree from Vermont Law School where he founded the school’s influential environmental law journal. He has been admitted to the bar for the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as multiple other federal courts.

What can you expect to learn from this episode of Popular Pig?

  • Michael’s role in fighting activism and Proposition 12.
  • How Proposition 12 affects producers across the country.
  • How Massachusetts Question 3 is similar and different from Proposition 12.
  • NPPC’s stand on the road to the Supreme Court.
  • How NPPC is looking at the prospect of additional state regulations.
  • What producers can do to get more involved.
  • Michael Formica’s “golden nugget”