All eggs produced in Michigan will eventually come from cage-free farms.
The bill signed into law yesterday by Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist will also require that all eggs sold in the state come from cage-free farms, even if they’re brought in from another state.
The new rules take effect in December of 2024, to give egg producers time to convert their operations. Michigan is the fifth state in the nation to require cage-free farming, and the largest egg producer to adopt the practice, so far.
Gilchrist is signing bills while Governor Gretchen Whitmer continues her official visit to Israel.
Earlier this week, Whitmer signed a memorandum of understanding with Start-Up Nation Central, which is based in Israel. The company operates the website startupMICHIGAN.com, which serves as an online exchange for new companies and entrepreneurs to share ideas and technology, and recruit funding.
Yesterday, she announced a new collaboration with autonomous vehicle tech company Mobileye. Mobileye will install Advanced Driver Assist Systems in up to 100 state vehicles, to see if the technology can help reduce collisions.