Industry News 5/9/19

May 9, 2019

Governor Jay Inslee signed a law phasing out the production of eggs from caged hens in “Washington state enacts cage-free egg law,” from Feedstuffs.

Iowa’s new ag-gag law is the subject of another legal challenge,” describes the ongoing litigation over this legislation.


Feedstuffs published “Farmer share of food dollar declines,” which attributes part of this decline to the increase in food-away-from-home spending by consumers.

Barn fire kills 250,000 hens in Michigan,” describes the tragedy and Herbruck’s full return to operations within 24 hours.

New draft guidance on recalls was issued by the FDA on April 23.

New Daybreak Foods egg plant to be operational in July,” provides an update on the construction in WattAg.

Several media outlets featured “Iowa egg farm sues over damages from bird flu disinfection after 2015's deadly H5N2 outbreak,” from Associated Press.

U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef adopts industry framework,” was published in Feedstuffs.  The framework, allowing operations to voluntarily assess their sustainability efforts, was developed by a coalition of beef farmers, packers, processors, and retail and food service companies.

Michigan egg producers donate more than 5 million eggs in 2018,” features Michigan Allied Poultry Industry member farms donations to families in need.

Lisa Henning-Beohm, Henning Companies, has been appointed as the first female Ambassador within the International Egg Commission and will be focusing on fostering the Young Egg Leaders Program.

Coke Anderson, M&C Anderson Pullets, Inc., received the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award, which recognizes Iowa livestock farmers who take pride in doing things right and go above and beyond as environmental stewards and animal caretakers.