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Tag Archives: California

DOCK STRIKE IMPACTING AG

An ongoing labor dispute embroiling ports across the West Coast has taken a bite out of agricultural trade across California’s Central Valley. Some in the food and logistics industry fear a permanent loss of overseas business.

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PROP 2 FALLOUT

Rising egg prices due to implementation of California’s Proposition 2 is raising concerns. Chad Gregory, president of the Georgia-based United Egg Producers, which represents over 90% of the nation’s egg farmers, said the industry would adapt to consumer demands. Gregory tells the Chicago Tribune he hopes the federal government will eventually step in to provide… read more

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COSTLY EGGS

10 days before a groundbreaking animal welfare law takes effect in California, the price of conventional, “caged” chicken eggs has climbed so high that Sonoma County shoppers can pay less for cage-free brands.

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SODA TAX

A one cent-per-ounce soda tax won by a landslide in Berkeley, California.  But San Francisco voters nixed a 2 cent soda tax.

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EGG LAWSUIT FAILS

A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit brought by six attorneys general challenging a California law requiring that eggs sold in the Golden State come from hens raised with enough space to stand up, turn around and spread their wings. Judge Kimberly Mueller dismissed the suit, saying the states did not prove California’s law would… read more

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CALIFORNIA AND ANTIBIOTICS

 California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a proposed first-in-the-nation state law to reduce antibiotic use in livestock and told legislators, “More needs to be done to understand and reduce our reliance on antibiotics.”

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RENEWABLE FUELS

California hopes to meet its Low Carbon Fuel Standard goals through 2020 by gaining a significant share of increasing US production of biodiesel, renewable diesel and natural gas, as well as attracting lower carbon intensity ethanol, the California Air Resources Board said Thursday

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