Poultry and egg producers are closely watching the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza, which has already hit more states than the 2014-2015 outbreak and infected close to half the number of birds as it did seven years ago.
The Environmental Protection Agency made it official Tuesday, issuing a final rule to exempt farms from reporting animal waste emissions to state and local authorities under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is offering up to $6 million in prizes for developing technologies that can quickly determine the sex of layer chick eggs before they hatch, saving the egg industry billions of dollar annually.
Efforts to exempt ranchers and concentrated animal feeding operations from air emissions reporting requirements took a step forward Wednesday with the introduction of a bill in the House that boasts 85 co-sponsors.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017 – Egg and pork producers are vowing to fight a California ballot initiative proposed by the Humane Society of the United States and other animal rights groups that would require egg-laying hens to be cage-free by 2022 and prohibit the use of gestation crates for sows.