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Photo of the Day: Chicken Cages Rattle Farm Bill Talks

The House Ag Committee added language to its version of the farm bill earlier this year that says a state cannot impose certain production standards on agricultural products sold in interstate commerce. Some worry the language is not specific enough.

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(AP) — This Sept. 10, 2008, file photo shows chickens huddling in their cages at an egg processing plant at the Dwight Bell Farm in Atwater, Calif.

The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen’s cage to safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez File)