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on January 29, 2021

How chaotic will the California egg market be in 2022?

With retail cage-free egg sales volume in California running just slightly higher than the US average, implementation of Prop 12 requirements for egg sales won’t be smooth.

Proposition 12 requires that all eggs sold in California starting January 1, 2022, must be from cage-free hens. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, California has a population of approximately 39.5 million people. The December 2020 USDA WASDE report estimates U.S. per capita consumption of eggs at 285.7 in 2020…

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