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Steve Meyer

Proposition 12 effective date could be delayed

Litigation, lack of resources to enforce the law, potential gubernatorial recall could all factor into Proposition 12’s implementation
California’s Proposition 12 law is supposed to become effective on January 1, 2022, but the implementation of that law might be postponed, said Steve Meyer, economist with Partners for Production Agriculture.
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6 reasons for starve-outs and yolk infections in chicks

Veterinarian shares views on ways production methods lead to starve-outs and yolk infections during the first week of a chick's life
Starve-outs and yolk infections of chicks during the first week continue to be of moderate importance, indicating there is still work to be done in breeder hatch egg sanitation, hatchery and brooding management.
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Foodservice will see a significant rebound soon

Lower COVID-19 cases, an increase in vaccinations and warmer weather will allow foodservice to bounce back in the coming months
When summer ends and fall begins, I don't think the foodservice sector will take the hit it did in colder months since the start of the pandemic.
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