FARM LIFE NEWS
States Take Crack at Egg Law
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Mar 10, 2014 09:57 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Five states have announced they are joining Missouri's litigation against the state of California over hen-housing requirements that would restrict the sale of eggs shipped to California from other states.

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad announced his state would join the lawsuit filed last month by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster over the California cage requirements. Also joining the suit are Alabama, Kentucky, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

Iowa is the nation's top state for layer hens, producing 14.8 billion eggs in 2013, nearly double the volume of any other state. Ohio is second with about 7.8 billion. In a ...

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