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Iowa egg legislation an example worth following

If Iowa passes bill requiring stores to carry conventional eggs, and others follow suit, the consumers will triumph over the activists
A bill has been proposed in Iowa that would require stores that sell eggs to make sure conventional eggs are available. Other states should do the same.
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Iowa bill would require conventional egg availability

Iowa legislature considers bill that would require stores selling eggs and participating in federal food programs to make conventional eggs available
Iowa is considering a law that would require grocery stores participating in federal food programs to stock conventional eggs.
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When the hatchery power supply fails

In a contemporary hatchery all the parameters influencing incubation – such as temperature, humidity, ventilation and the turning of eggs – are based on using electricity. Stopping of the energy supply means that the pumps and fans do not work, heating and cooling does not function and the air in the incubators cannot be refreshed.
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Minnesota's poultry farmers praise bi-partisan bill on CERCLA exemptions

The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota (CEAM) praised a breakthrough bi-partisan bill introduced Feb. 13 by 13 senators – including Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) – to correct a pending federal court requirement that nearly a quarter of a million farmers must calculate and report the natural emission of ammonia from poultry and livestock manure.
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Poultry groups praise breakthrough to restore CERCLA exemptions

The National Turkey Federation, National Chicken Council, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and United Egg Producers praised a breakthrough bi-partisan bill introduced on Feb. 13 by 20 senators to correct a pending federal court requirement that nearly a quarter of a million farmers must calculate and report to federal emergency response authorities the natural emission of ammonia from poultry and livestock manure.
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Turkish poultry production increased in 2017

Amount of broilers and turkeys slaughtered in the country, and volume of eggs produced, are up
Poultry production increased in Turkey in 2017, according to figures released recently by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).
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Arizona bill aims to extend shelf life of eggs

Under proposal, eggs could still be graded as AA 45 days after they are candled
Arizona legislators are considering a bill that would extend the amount of time between when an egg is candled and sold while still maintaining the AA grade.
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