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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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Hillandale: Maine cage-free bill’s timeline unrealistic

Proposed legislation would require that all eggs sold and produced in Maine after December 31, 2024, come from cage-free operations
Hillandale Farms has concerns that it a bill that would outlaw the production and sale of cage-raised eggs in Maine does not have realistic timelines.
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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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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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Cal-Maine reports $10.1 million net loss in Q2

Net sales for quarter decline 12.5%
Cal-Maine Foods reported results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020, in which the egg company reported a net loss of $10.1 million. The thirteen-week period ended on November 30, 2019.
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Arizona Mirror seems to back animal rights agenda

Arizona news organization appears to be promoting anti-Hickman’s Egg Ranch more than the animal rights group that filmed it
An animal rights activist with the group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) admitted to a reporter she and another member of the group trespassed at a Hickman’s Egg Ranch facility in order to shoot a video that would paint the company in an unfavorable light.
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