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on November 30, 2016

Michigan bill would delay deadline affecting hen cage use

Current law requires egg producers to stop raising layers in traditional cages by 2019, but ag committee member proposes to have that deadline pushed back to 2025

Michigan legislators are considering a bill that would extend the deadline concerning when the state’s egg producers would have to stop raising hens in traditional cages.

The existing law, passed in 2009, requires that by 2019, all laying hens must be able to fully extend their wings without touching…

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