With Gov. Stephen Sisolak’s signature on June 4, Nevada joined Utah, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, California, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, by mandating cage-free eggs.

There just one problem. There are no commercial egg producers in Nevada, nor are any likely to set up businesses there. Jerry Wilkins from Colorado’s Morning Fresh
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Iowa State University’s government-funded Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory knew that laying eggs produced by DeCoster Farms were likely contaminated with Salmonella months before more than half a billion eggs from its facility were recalled two years ago. ISU’s lab, employing 125 people with a $3.2 million budget funded annually by Iowa
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Austin “Jack” DeCoster, son Peter DeCoster, and Patsy Larson, chief financial officer for Quality Egg, are targets of a federal criminal investigation, the Bangor Daily News reported Wednesday.


The newspaper, quoting defense lawyers, said the trio would likely invoke their rights against self-incrimination if called before a federal grand jury

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