What's new ? - 2018

What's new ? - 2018

California makes cage-free hens a state law

8 November, 2018

California voters approved a measure requiring all eggs sold in the state come from cage-free hens by 2022. That means the Golden State's new rules will apply to farmers nationwide whose eggs are sold in California. Starting in 2020, egg-laying hens must be been given 1 square foot (144 square inches) of floor space each on the way to being cage-free by 2022. 
The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office says Proposition 12 would likely result in an increase in prices for eggs because farmers would have to remodel or build new housing for animals. It could also cost the state as much as $10 million a year to enforce and millions of dollars more a year in lost tax revenues from farm businesses that choose to stop or reduce production because of higher costs.