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Enriched Cages / Cage-Free Laying Systems / Egg Production / North America / Business & Markets
on September 8, 2016

US egg industry faces hard choices amid cage-free rush

The US egg industry is rapidly increasing its cage-free egg capacity in preparation for massive cage-free purchase pledges, but retail consumers aren’t on the bandwagon yet.

While the U.S. egg industry surges toward what looks like a cage-free future, individual egg producers and the organization that represents more than 90 percent of them, the United Egg Producers (UEP), find themselves at a crossroads. Should the organization of the country’s largest egg farmers go all in for…

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