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Iowa 1 of 13 States to Challenge California Egg Law


Iowa and 12 other states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a California law that requires eggs sold in the Golden State to come from hens that have room to extend their limbs.

Missouri’s Attorney General filed a lawsuit this week on behalf of the 13 states, including Iowa, which is the largest egg-producing state in the country. It’s the latest challenge to the California regulations.

On this new buzz edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer talks about the lawsuit with Neil Hamilton, director of the Agricultural Law Center at Drake University.

Hear Ben Kieffer's interview with Neil Hamilton

Today’s show also features conversations with: Iowa Public Radio correspondent Joyce Russell on Iowa’s new voter ID cards and why some want to replace the state’s nearly 40-year-old bottle bill, Tony Leys of the Des Moines Register on the paper’s mental health forum with gubernatorial candidates this week; and, we hear from wildland firefighter and native Iowan, Nate Wiener.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River