USPOULTRY gives 250,000 to UEP
The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has presented $250,000 to the United
Egg Producers to help educate California consumers about modern egg production
This comes prior to the November ballot initiative that bans most modern
layer housing and egg production systems in the state.
The California initiative, officially known as the Treatment of Farm
Animals Act, would effectively ban both commercial cage and cage-free
production. The initiative is backed by the Humane Society of the United
â€œAlthough the grant is directed at a specific and regional situation,
it is a critical issue that has a potentially far-reaching and long-term impact
on the entire poultry and egg industry. So it is vital that USPOULTRY and the
various segments of the industry join in supporting the egg industry in
California," said Jim Brock, Crystal Farms, Chestnut Mountain, Ga., and a member
of the board of directors of U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.
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