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Cage-Free Laying Systems


Hillandale: Maine cage-free bill’s timeline unrealistic

Proposed legislation would require that all eggs sold and produced in Maine after December 31, 2024, come from cage-free operations
Hillandale Farms has concerns that it a bill that would outlaw the production and sale of cage-raised eggs in Maine does not have realistic timelines.
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Hershey expands cage-free egg pledge globally

Company had already pledged to phase out cage-raised eggs in U.S. and Canada
The Hershey Company, one of the largest chocolate and confectionery producers in the world, has announced it will use only cage-free eggs and egg products across its global supply chain, including in China.
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Cage-free egg bill proposed in Arizona

Legislation described as a compromise between Hickman’s Family Farms and HSUS
A new bill has been introduced in the Arizona Legislature that would phase out the use of cages in egg production or sale of eggs from cage-raised hens.
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Additional cage-free hens increase total US hen flock

Even with passage of legislation calling for cage-free hen housing passing in 6 states, US egg producers still predict that more than half of the US hens will be in cages in 2025.
Exclusive survey of U.S. egg producers reveals plans for future hen housing and estimates for cage-free housing conversions.
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Top 20 US egg producers in 2020

Learn more about the companies WATT Global Media ranked as the top egg producers in 2020.
The top 20 U.S. egg producers, according to data from Egg Industry’s Top Egg Company Survey.
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Tyson Foods Fire

PETA blames meat eaters for barn fire, calls out cage-free

A large fire destroyed a barn and about 300,000 cage-free laying hens at a Konos egg farm, PETA is planning a billboard blaming people who are not yet vegans for the birds' deaths.
A large fire destroyed a barn and killed about 300,000 cage-free laying hens, PETA blames anyone who isn't vegan in their new billboard.
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Iowa organic egg company produces on small farms

Farmers Hen House, an organic free-range egg company, prioritizes sustainable farming while keeping small farms in business.
Farmers Hen House began with a few small Amish farms and the idea that producing organic eggs would keep these farms viable and sustainable.
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