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FFAR offers $6 million for layer hen keel bone research

The program recognizes a need for solutions that work at a commercial scale.

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and Open Philanthropy launched a new funding program to provide $6 million of support to research projects that develop scalable solutions to reduce keel bone damage in layer hens.

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Steve King: Congressional action best way to stop Prop 12

Former member of Congress not giving up on his push to prevent one state from mandating animal production practices in other states

Steve King’s days as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives may be over, but his desire to prevent one state from regulating the way eggs, pork and other agricultural goods are produced elsewhere in the United States remains as strong as ever.

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Are cage-free mandates wiping out US family farms?

While cage-free mandates can be viewed as a step forward for animal welfare, they could also be a step backward for small egg producers.

A large portion of family-owned egg farms that are still in business today could potentially be out of business in the next five years due to U.S. layer housing laws.

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