National Association of Egg Farmers Urges Support for King Amendment in Farm Bill in Congress
Don't be misinformed - ask a farmer about this important bill
The Farm Bill is before Congress every five years and is important to the nation's farmers. This year it is very important to National Association of Egg Farmers members, as the House version includes an amendment from Rep. Steve King from Iowa that seeks to uphold the U.S. Constitution commerce clause.
In effect that clause says Congress is to regulate commerce among the states, but certain states are implementing laws regulating how eggs are produced outside the state and then imported into that state. Specifically, they are pressing for removing cages for egg-laying hens. They claim they are doing it for the welfare of the chicken and the quality of the egg. They need ...
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