Daily Archives: January 8, 2013

EPA withdraws order in face of farmer’s lawsuit

January 8, 2013
EPA withdraws order in face of farmer’s lawsuit

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn an order demanding that West Virginia poultry grower Lois Alt obtain a Clean Water Act discharge permit for stormwater runoff from her farmyard or face up to $37,500 per day in penalties. While the action is a great victory for Alt, it leaves unresolved a major...

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Safeway tops goal for cage-free eggs initiative

January 8, 2013
Safeway tops goal for cage-free eggs initiative

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway Inc. has become the first major grocery retailer in the United States to make a national commitment to Certified Humane® cage-free eggs. In 2008, Safeway began an initiative with existing suppliers to have all Lucerne Cage-Free and O Organics shell eggs sourced from farms that are Certified Humane. In 2010,...

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