Colorado Eggs Go Cage Free

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This week, we're talking about the most recent development in Colorado agriculture policy. On July 6, 2020, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law a mandate that eggs produced in the state come from chickens housed in cage-free environments. At first blush, it's easy to see how this could cause an uproar in production animal agriculture. We're joined by guest David Collie, who is the Industry Relations Manager for the trade group Colorado Egg Producers. David gives us history and background on how the cage-free movement has developed over the last twelve years, what the process was to move this issue through the state legislature, and the implications of the law for egg producers. We talk about how consumer trends and desires have influenced this development, how the price of eggs will be affected for both consumers and what producers get paid, and how maybe it's time agriculture considered a little bit of compromise in the face of changing consumer behaviors and desires. Thanks for joining us this week on Millennial Ag! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and can also write to us at

Episode 044 - Colorado Eggs Go Cage Free