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Colorado lawmakers: We didn’t want cage-free egg law

Sponsor of bill described it as a ‘Colorado solution’ to threats of a ballot initiative pushed by out-of-state animal rights group
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis last week signed a bill into law that will eventually require all eggs produced and sold in the state to come from cage-free laying systems.
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Colorado cage-free egg bill signed into law

Provisions of the law will take effect in 2023 with stricter standards being required at the first of 2025
A bill that requires laying hens raised in Colorado to be raised in cage-free operating systems has been signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis. The law will also require that eggs sold in the state be from cage-free systems.
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12 components for avian influenza vaccination programs

Whether an avian influenza vaccination program is preventative or in response to an emergency, various elements can be controlled to ensure success.
Vaccination remains a valuable tool in some countries to prevent or respond to outbreaks of avian influenza. Lean how vaccination strategies can be implemented to achieve maximum effect.
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How far will COVID-19 disrupt poultry, wider food supply?

Some producers cannot keep up with current demand, while others have seen sales evaporate but, longer-term, all food companies may have to face far more complex problems.
Food businesses have seen major disruptions due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, but greater problems could emerge without careful planning.
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Share how COVID-19 is impacting your business?

Let us know how your business is coping with the novel coronavirus and what you need to keep production going.
What impact is the novel coronavirus COVID-19 having on your poultry or egg business? Make your views public to the wider industry through this short survey.
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Maine Heritage Policy Center: Egg legislation ridiculous

Trying to mandate cage-free eggs is one thing, but to present it as an ‘emergency’ is another, government watchdog says
A proposed bill that would mandate that all eggs raised and sold in Maine is under consideration, and one government watchdog didn’t pull any punches when describing his opinions about it.
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