Census of AG: Fewer, Bigger Farms

April 18, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the 2017 Census of Agriculture, providing a wealth of new data on production agriculture in the United States.  Since the last census in 2012, both the number of farms …

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McDonald’s Announces Cage-Free Progress

April 18, 2019

McDonald’s, the world’s largest restaurant company, recently announced­­ it is about one-third of the way toward meeting its 100% cage-free egg goal by 2025.  In a widely publicized public relations campaign, the company also released …

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AEB Measures Consumer Sentiment

April 4, 2019

After Northwestern University published findings from a study linking eggs to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, the American Egg Board (AEB) conducted market research on consumers’ intent to eat eggs.  Key findings are below: …

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Official Launch of the Egg-Tech Prize

April 4, 2019

First previewed during the 2018 UEP Annual Meeting, the Egg-Tech Prize was officially announced on March 20.  The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) will award up to $6 million for successfully developing a …

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Egg Industry Creates Jobs, Economic Impact in U.S.

April 4, 2019

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, United Egg Producers, National Chicken Council and the National Turkey Federation released an updated economic impact study on April 3.  The study highlights the poultry industry’s positive impact on …

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