California's Egg Regulations: Implications for Producers and Consumers

Colin A. Carter and Tina L. Saitone

from ARE Update Vol. 18, No. 4, Mar/Apr, 2015

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Abstract

California's egg regulations became effective January 1, 2015. Immediately, egg prices in California were nearly
double those in the rest of the U.S. as producers worked through an adjustment to new regulations. The price premium for eggs in California has narrowed but is likely to remain well above prices in the rest of the U.S. due to the continued regulatory uncertainty and higher costs associated with complying with the regulations.

Keywords

Proposition 2, AB 1437, Egg Prices, Animal Confinement

Citation

Colin A. Carter and Tina L. Saitone. "California's Egg Regulations: Implications for Producers and Consumers." ARE Update 18(4)(2015):1-3. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2015/18/4/Californias-egg-regulatio/