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New standards for Whole Foods’ 365 Everyday Value eggs

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 24 March 2017 05:00. Photo courtesy of Whole Foods Market All 365 Everyday Value eggs sold in Whole Foods Market stores must now meet new standards of living for the hens in the supply chain. Under the new requirements, announced on March 22, farms must adhere to the following […]

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American Egg Board focused on increasing US egg exports

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 22 March 2017 05:00. For the first time ever, the American Egg Board (AEB) is working to increase the consumption of U.S. eggs outside of the country. In 2017, the AEB – a checkoff-supported organization charged with increasing demand for eggs and egg products through research, education and promotion […]

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Brexit raises labor, trade issues for UK pigs and poultry

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 15 March 2017 05:00. Following the passing of the Brexit Bill through Parliament, the House of Commons in London, England, UK this week debated the future of the country’s poultry and pig industries after the country leaves the European Union (EU), focusing mainly on future access to trade and […]

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Natural hen behaviors lead to better performance

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 15 March 2017 03:48. Just like people, chickens need to be challenged a little to perform at their best. That’s what John Brunnquell, president and founder of Warsaw, Indiana, free-range egg producer Egg Innovations told the Organic Egg Farmers of America Symposium on March 14. The event took place […]

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Farmer Boys completes cage-free egg transition

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 7 March 2017 06:00. Farmer Boys restaurants completed its transition to cage-free California eggs across all of its locations in just under one year. Farmer Boys established a goal in early 2016 for its eggs to be 100 percent cage-free. The swift transition to all cage-free eggs was achieved […]

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Cal-Maine closes Happy Hen Egg Co. acquisition

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 5 March 2017 21:17. Cal-Maine Foods Inc. completed its acquisition of Texas-based Happy Hen Egg Farms Inc. On March 3, the Jackson, Mississippi, company announced it closed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Happy Hen, and its affiliates, related to their commercial production, processing, distribution and […]

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President of Hertzfeld Poultry Farms dies at age 79

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 2 March 2017 19:42. Thomas “Big Tom” Edward Hertzfeld, 79, died Friday, February 24, 2017. He served as president of Hertzfeld Poultry Farms and was the recipient of the Ohio Poultry Association’s 2015 Golden Egg Award, which is given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to Ohio’s […]

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General Mills goes global with cage-free egg pledge

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 2 March 2017 06:00. General Mills has already committed to using only cage-free eggs in its U.S. and Canadian operations by 2025. The company expanded that commitment recently, pledging to source only cage-free eggs in all of its operations worldwide by 2025. The announcement was made in its latest […]

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Egg labeling lawsuit dismissed by federal appeals court

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 1 March 2017 06:00. From WATTAgNet: A lawsuit that sought to require labels on egg cartons concerning the methods of production has been dismissed by a federal appeals court. The suit, filed by Compassion over Killing, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and six consumers, pushed to have egg cartons […]

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Missouri AG shouldn’t make Proposition 2 partisan issue

© WATTAgNet.com – posted first on wattagnet.com on 20 February 2017 17:00. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley should be commended for his efforts to keep California’s Proposition 2 egg law from burdening Missouri egg farmers and egg consumers. At the same time, he should be chastised for trying to make it a partisan issue.

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