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Egg Production
on January 2, 2014

Lower grain prices might cushion Proposition 2 impact for egg producers in 2014

The strong corn and soybean harvests in the US in 2013 will end the three-year run of record high feed costs, but will lower grain costs be enough to keep egg producers profitable as hen-housed numbers creep up in advance of Proposition 2?

On January 1, 2015, all shell eggs for sale in California are required to come from hens that were maintained in an environment that meets Proposition 2 standards. One thing that everyone can agree upon is that it will require more space per bird to meet Proposition 2 requirements, but…

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