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Farm Bill commerce clause addresses state cage-free laws

· July 18, 2018

The National Association of Egg Farmers is shouting support for the House version Farm Bill which includes an amendment that seeks to uphold the U.S. Constitution commerce clause. The commerce clause says Congress is to regulate exchange among the states. Certain states have been implementing laws regulating how eggs are produced outside the state and […]

Californians to vote on cage-free eggs in November

· June 26, 2018

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has announced a new cage-free egg initiative will be on the November 6 General Election ballot. The initiative would establish new standards for confinement of certain farm animals and ban sales of certain non-complying products. The statute establishes new minimum space requirements for confining veal calves, breeding pigs, and […]

Watchdog takes 13-state cage-free briefs to Supreme Court

· February 15, 2018

A consumer group has stepped in to support 13 states that are challenging restrictions by California and Massachusetts on what eggs and pork products can be sold in supermarkets. The Center for Consumer Freedom has filed amici curiae, or friend of the court, briefs with the Supreme Court of the United States asserting these restrictions […]

Thirteen states file lawsuit against Massachusetts cage-free law

· December 14, 2017

With Indiana leading the pack, 13 states have filed a lawsuit against Massachusetts saying the new voter-approved cage-free law is not fair to their farmers’ market access to the state. The law, which goes into effect in 2022, would require all pork, veal, and eggs farmed and sold in Massachusetts come from animals not confined […]

Buying chicken? Here’s what you are guaranteed every time

· September 7, 2017

The National Chicken Council (NCC) has gotten down to brass tacks when it comes to consumer assurances. The United States’ oldest and largest national association representing the U.S. broiler chicken industry has rolled out a set of industry-wide standards for broiler chicken welfare – the “Chicken Guarantees.” The standards are launched as part of NCC’s […]

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