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MOU signed to support growth in global egg, poultry industries

Organizations seek to strengthen relationship and support continued growth in the egg and poultry industries

The International Egg Commission (IEC) and International Poultry Council (IPC) have signed a renewed memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen their longstanding relationship and support continued growth in the egg and poultry industries.


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Proposition 12 effective date could be delayed

Litigation, lack of resources to enforce the law, potential gubernatorial recall could all factor into Proposition 12’s implementation
California’s Proposition 12 law is supposed to become effective on January 1, 2022, but the implementation of that law might be postponed, said Steve Meyer, economist with Partners for Production Agriculture.
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Feather pecking in hens leads to cascade of consequences

Birds tend to eat more to compensate for lost feathers, forcing farm operators to make important decisions
Exploratory pecking and foraging may be natural behaviors in chickens, by when those natural behaviors are redirected toward flock-mates -- specifically by way of feather pecking -- there can be a “cascade of consequences” for egg producers.
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Hemp to be approved for layer feed in the US?

Laying hen feed could be about to join the trend for hemp products, perhaps changing the meaning of happy hens.
Could layer hens in the U.S. soon be tucking into a diet of hempseed meal and cake? They will be if a submission to have hemp approved as a feed ingredient in the country is successful.
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