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2012-11-19 12:28:19

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- California's egg farmers filed suit Friday in Fresno County Superior Court seeking a determination that Proposition 2 - a law regulating egg-laying hen enclosures - is unconstitutionally vague. The law's lack of clarity in size and density requirements prevents egg farmers from modifying their housing facilities in time to comply with the January 1, 2015, implementation date. "California's egg farmers have spent the last four years...

2012-10-30 23:20:51

STARKVILLE, Miss., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Instead of an early snowfall this time of year, farmers along the eastern seaboard are dealing with flood waters and wind damage from Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to affect everything from poultry production to grocery prices. In Maryland and Delaware, states ranked in the top 15 in young meat chicken production, the storm's aftermath could cause a domino effect, with power outages, transportation disruptions, and a potential...

2012-09-03 23:02:48

The Poultry Meat Farming industry in Australia has lost its footing in the five years through 2012-13. Although a largely vertically integrated industry, with ownership and supply contracts between poultry farmers and poultry processors, the industry was marred by industry consolidation over the period that led to contractions in employee numbers and wages. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Poultry Meat Farming industry in Australia. Melbourne,...

2012-08-17 02:22:10

LINCOLN, England, August 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Numerous studies have been conducted into the long-term effects a lack of outdoor play and dissociation from nature can have on children. Those brought up in urban areas are more likely to suffer from high levels of stress, a higher risk of ADHD and decreased motor fitness. Being disconnected from nature may also lead to a lack of understanding of where food comes from which could contribute to poor eating habits and...

2012-08-02 10:28:46

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, California egg producers, through the Association of California Egg Farmers (ACEF), are filing a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit which challenges the legal validity of Proposition 2 - a law regulating egg-laying hen enclosures. The suit was filed by William Cramer, a Riverside County egg farmer who is not a member of ACEF. While Cramer sets forth several grounds for his dispute with the law, ACEF's challenge to Proposition 2 is...

2012-07-26 23:02:43

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, released the following statement in response to the hearing conducted today on S. 3239, the Egg Products Inspection Act of Amendments of 2012, by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, released the following statement in response to the hearing conducted today on S. 3239, the Egg...

2012-07-26 06:24:56

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer egg prices could double in many states if an amendment to the Egg Products Inspection Act isn't passed by Congress, egg farmers testified today in a hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. 45,000 egg-industry jobs in 24 states could soon be at risk they said if this legislation isn't passed, allowing dozens of contradictory and unworkable state laws proscribing farm egg production standards to...

2012-07-25 18:20:33

Hearing on "Rotten Egg Bill" (S. 3239) Blasted for One-Sided Testimony SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate Agriculture Committee is holding a hearing today on Senator Dianne Feinstein's controversial Egg Bill (S. 3239). The Humane Farming Association (HFA) and other animal protection organizations are crying foul. To the dismay of many, the live testimony has been limited to Senator Feinstein and four egg industry representatives. "This panel was...

2012-06-20 02:23:56

Consumers Union Launches Marketplace Campaign; Asks Trader Joe's to sell Only Such Meat Consumer Reports Finds Misleading, Unapproved Labels that Can Confuse Consumers; Calls on USDA to Tighten Labeling Standards for Meat Raised Without Antibiotics YONKERS, N.Y., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A majority of Americans want meat raised without antibiotics to be sold in their local supermarket, according to a new national poll conducted by Consumer Reports. The poll is part of a...

2012-06-19 14:22:23

Farm Bill Amendment Would Have Killed California's Prop. 2 and Kept Hens in Cages SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Humane Farming Association (HFA) and a coalition of animal protection organizations are applauding the Senate's rejection of Senator Dianne Feinstein's controversial "Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012" (S. 3239) to the Farm Bill. Referred to by many as the Rotten Egg Bill, Feinstein's measure is modeled on a similar bill (H.R. 3798)...