Coalition efforts continue to push back against sprinkler mandate

July 11, 2024

At the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Technical Meeting last month, NFPA adopted a revised standard for animal operations (NFPA 150) that would require the installation of sprinkler systems in animal houses of specific sizes. …

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Colorado layer farm hit with HPAI

July 11, 2024

A commercial layer farm in Weld County, CO, is the latest to experience an HPAI detection since the virus was first found in dairy cattle.  Since April 2, 2024, a total of seven layer farms …

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OMB reviewing labeling documents

June 20, 2024

The Office of Management and Budget is reviewing two regulatory documents that could affect how labeling rules apply to products that compete with animal-based foods, including eggs. One is a proposed rule from the Food …

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UEP participates in Animal Agriculture Water Quality Subcommittee meeting

June 20, 2024

On November 16, 2023, EPA published a request for nominations to the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee’s (FRRCC) new Animal Agriculture and Water Quality (AAWQ) Subcommittee. The formation of this subcommittee is the …

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UEP members visit with EPA staff on priority environmental issues

May 31, 2024

While in Washington, UEP’s Environment and Sustainability Committee members and staff met with EPA on priority environmental issues facing the egg industry. EPA was represented in the meeting by the Agricultural Advisor, career staff, and …

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