USDA Shut Down, Essential Activities Continue

January 10, 2019

The partial federal government shutdown could end any day or continue for some time.  Although the USDA is primarily shut down, several USDA functions that are important to the egg industry do continue. Inspection activities …

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Newcastle Confirmed in 2nd and 3rd Commercial Flocks

January 10, 2019

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed virulent Newcastle disease (vND) in two more commercial poultry flocks in California.  The latest cases are flocks also in Riverside County.  The first commercial …

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Supreme Court Refuses Animal Welfare Case

January 10, 2019

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has declined to hear arguments against state laws setting production animal welfare standards.  This was the expected outcome after the Department of Justice (DOJ) recommended the high …

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Dish on Eggs: Recipes from the Holiday EGGsperts

December 13, 2018

This holiday season, eight state egg associations, in partnership with the American Egg Board, have come together for a virtual holiday recipe EGGS-change – Dish On Eggs: Recipes from Holiday EGGsperts. As part of the …

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Industry Mourns AEB President

December 13, 2018

Lou Raffel, the first American Egg Board president, passed away on December 7 at the age of 85.  Raffel served as AEB President from its inception in 1976 until 2006.  His accomplishments include “The Incredible …

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