A federal jury in Illinois has found two large egg producers and trade associations liable for conspiring to restrict supply and drive up egg prices, in a dispute the judge in the case said pitted “the nation’s egg makers against its egg breakers.”
As Congress prepares to write a new farm bill, animal welfare advocates are preparing to safeguard California’s Proposition 12 and similar laws regulating agricultural practices while also pushing to tighten standards for dog breeders, ban the export of horses for slaughter, and eliminate the last vestiges of animal fighting and dog racing in the United States.
The prospect of vaccinating against the spread of highly-pathogenic avian influenza has divided the nation's poultry industry groups as the Biden administration moves forward with plans to conduct vaccination trials this month.
Grocery prices jumped another 1.3% in July, led by continued increases for dairy products, baked goods and other items, and are up 13.1% over the past year, the largest increase in supermarket costs in more than 43 years.
The Senate returns to work this week with key elements of President Joe Biden’s climate agenda in peril, while the Supreme Court decides whether to hear several cases important to agriculture, including the latest challenge to California’s Proposition 12 standards for hog and poultry production.