Nevada Farm Bureau was granted the limited ability to enter the Legislative Building on April 27 and was able to testify in person before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee when they held a hearing on Amended AB 399. This bill is the “cage-free” egg bill that passed the Nevada Assembly.
Nevada Farm Bureau has been opposing the bill, but has been working to get a carve-out to protect Nevada’s backyard and small farm flock of hens and egg production. The amendment that we have been working on was brought before the Senate Committee and Farm Bureau’s testimony said that adoption of the amendment would cause Farm Bureau to move to a neutral position on the bill. This amendment will provide a 3,000 hen exemption from being required to be certified.