Bad news for all you egg lovers… Massachusetts could be looking at a serious egg shortage, as well as higher prices, under a new law.

A state lawmaker is warning Massachusetts residents to expect a severe egg shortage and higher prices for eggs when a new law goes into effect January 1, according to The issue at stake is that Massachusetts farms produce just a fraction of the eggs purchased in the state, and most out-of-state producers will not comply with the new law. This means that most will not be able to import eggs to Massachusetts under the current version of the law.

The new law requires each hen to get 1.5-square-feet of space, up from the industry standard of one foot, which 77 percent of Massachusetts voters cast ballots in favor of the new rules back in 2016. The bill has passed the state Senate and is now being considered in the House of Representatives.
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