Nebraska Joins Fight Against California Egg Law

Posted 10 months ago

By Associated Press

dave-heineman(AP) — Nebraska is joining a lawsuit that seeks to strike down a California law regulating the living conditions of chickens.

Gov. Dave Heineman and Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Wednesday that they will help Missouri with its legal challenge in federal court. The lawsuit pits California’s new animal rights protections against the economic interests of Midwestern farmers.

The law set to take effect in 2015 would prohibit the sale of eggs that come from hens raised in cages that don’t comply with California’s new size and space requirements.

Heineman says the law will hamper interstate trade because it effectively imposes California’s requirements on out-of-state farmers. He says it also could set a precedent for beef, swine and dairy producers.

Missouri’s lawsuit was filed on Feb. 3 in U.S. District Court.


  • http://batman-news.com pb

    I say meet the standard and charge them 8 dollars a dozen, they will learn then!

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    • c69101

      I say tell them to produce their own then! Oh wait, they probably can`t because of some ridicules regulation they have imposed!

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      • BooHoo222

        California is a major agricultural producer. I’m guessing they know how a little about laws & production. Many people are disgusted by in humane farms & choose to raise their own chicken & eggs. Cheap isn’t always better. Sometimes it’s just cheap.

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        • c69101

          California is quickly becoming a NOT producing state! And yes, you are guessing nitwit!

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          • BooHoo222

            Your direct move to personal attacks only proves your own ignorance & lack of a thought out rationale. Poor poster, get an education.

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          • c69101

            Sure boohoo! Ill get right after that!

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      • Progressive1

        I often hear that republicans are for states rights and like local control. But alas, the hypocrite Nebraska-skan Republicans must meddle in this stupid California battle.

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        • c69101

          Ummm, hey commie boy, california is trying to meddle with states that sell them things! So you got it backwards as usual!

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  • Hsiato

    I guess I am missing something. How can the Republic of Kalifornia`s law have anything to do with Nebraska? They have no jurisdiction over us. Besides, Mexico has overtaken Calif and as we all know, Mexico is corrupt.

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    • North Platte Post

      Nebraska producers sell eggs to Cali. This force them to comply with Cali’s standards or lose money.

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    • Citizen Kane

      Gee I hope North Platte can become a Republic too someday… Let’s flood the Platte river and turn it into an island!

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  • BooHoo222

    I would rather support humanely & sustainably raised & produced foods. This governor is basically rallying on the side of mass factory farms, rather than smaller family farms. Family farms are typically lower impact on the environment & create more jobs for our local economies. My local, free range & incredibly delicious eggs run $2.59 a dozen. That’s a great deal. Boo on Heineman for lowering the craft of farming to cruel, dirty factory farm methods. BOO!

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    • c69101

      You know less than squat! And your little “boo” comments are gay!

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      • BooHoo222

        Gay as in happy? Nothing happy about pocket politicians & corrupt tactics.

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        • c69101

          Gay as in you boohoo!

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