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NestFresh emphasizes sustainability with non-GMO eggs

Colorado-based company works to provide consumers with eggs that are certified cage free, free range, humanely treated and non-GMO.
NestFresh works with more than 60 family farms in about 12 states to produce eggs in a flexible, sustainable system that also helps the livelihood of small farmers and those farmers' abilities to support their local economy and community.
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Key considerations for layer house ventilation designs

Learn who designs a ventilation system, what options there are and what geographical factors play a role in choosing the right system for your birds.
In planning a ventilation system for a specific environment, a designer will consider the specifications of the available systems.
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Vital Farms raises nearly $205 million in IPO

Shares of pasture-raised egg and butter company are being traded on the Nasdaq exchange under the VITL ticker
Vital Farms began its first day as a publicly traded company on July 31, after raising nearly $205 million in an initial public offering (IPO).
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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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Appeal of case alleging egg industry collusion denied

Court upholds 2018 ruling that Rose Acre Farms did not conspire with other egg producers to limit egg supply and drive up costs
An appeal of a case in which Rose Acre Farms was accused of conspiring with other egg producers to raise the price of eggs was recently denied by a federal court.
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