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Partnership to promote cage-free egg production in Asia

As demand for cage-free eggs grows, Indonesia-based training center to provide Asian farmers with training and tools to ensure long-term sustainability and competitive business advantage
Multinational consulting firm Global Food Partners (GFP) and Aeres University of Applied Sciences have announced a partnership to establish an Indonesia-based training center and model cage-free egg farm focused on management and production for Asian farmers.
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VIDEO: COVID-19 impacts cage-free transition, egg industry

COVID-19 has led to serious changes in various ag markets, including egg, with food service and further processing particularly struggling.
Mark Kleinsmith, national sales manager with Lubing Systems, spoke about the current egg industry and how COVID-19 will only add to the already challenging shift to cage-free production.
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Infographic: Retailers’ cage-free egg pledges

Most North American retail chains have pledged to make the conversion to selling only cage-free eggs during or before 2025
U.S. egg producers continue to convert their operations to cage-free laying systems as supermarket and retail chains in North America have committed to only use eggs from cage-free sources.
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Iowa State opens new poultry teaching and research farm

The new Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm cost nearly $7 million and was made possible solely through private funding.
The new Robert T. Hamilton Poultry Teaching and Research Farm includes dedicated spaces for teaching and research and a welcome area where visitors can see firsthand examples of Iowa egg production systems and learn about Iowa egg production.
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15 states file legal brief challenging Proposition 12

California does not have the right to regulate how farmers in other states raise animals for food production, attorneys general contend
Fifteen state attorneys general filed a legal brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, supporting a lawsuit by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) that challenges California’s Proposition 12, enacted by that state’s voters in 2018.
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