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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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Jury rejects suit claiming conspiracy to hike egg prices

After a day and a half of deliberations, federal jury rules against supermarkets’ claims
A class-action lawsuit that claimed a conspiracy to limit the United States egg supply and drive up prices was rejected on December 12 by a federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
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Michigan cage-free egg bill signed into law

Signed by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, SB 174 amends Michigan Animal Industry Act, ensuring laying hens will be cage free by 2025
A newly passed law in Michigan will require that all eggs that are produced or sold in Michigan be produced in cage-free laying systems by 2025.
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Radisson pledges to serve cage-free eggs globally

All shell eggs, liquid eggs and egg products served at all hotels in global chain will come from cage-free hens by 2025
Radisson Hotel Group pledged to source only cage-free eggs for its entire global portfolio by 2025.
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Australian protesters push for cage-free production

Despite pressure from consumers, a Member of Parliament says conventionally produced eggs are still needed within the Australian market
Recently, the New South Wales (NSW) Labor Party decided not to move forward with a 10-year phase-out of conventional cage housing for egg-laying hens.
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Michigan Senate approves hen housing bill

Michigan Allied Poultry Industries applauds Senate for passing cage-free egg bill
The Michigan Senate approved a bill that sets new standards for animal housing and aligns the state’s family egg farmers with national cage-free egg standards by 2025.
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Vital Farms expanding operations in Springfield, Missouri

Pasture-raised egg company adding 64,000 square feet of space and 50 employees
Vital Farms, which specializes in pasture-raised egg production, is expanding its operations in Springfield, Missouri, just three years after breaking ground on its first facility there.
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