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U.S. Top Egg Companies 2020 report released

Data on these companies, over a five-year timespan, also is available for purchase in a downloadable, easy-to-use spreadsheet.
WATT Global Media recently released the February edition of Egg Industry magazine featuring the latest rankings for the top egg producers in the U.S. These companies lead the egg industry according to the size of their layer flocks.
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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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New Michael Foods plant cuts into Post Holdings’ profit

Company’s foodservice segment profits drop 10.8% in the first quarter of 2020
Post Holdings’ foodservice segment saw its profits drop 10.8% in the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, largely due to “unfavorable manufacturing costs including startup costs” at its new Michael Foods precooked egg facility in Norwalk, Iowa.
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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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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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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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American Egg Board names Hedtke VP of market development

Marketing and sales professional brings more than 20 years of consumer packaged goods experience to increase demand for eggs across key business channels
The American Egg Board this week named Nate Hedtke its vice president of market development.
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