In what will inevitably increase the costs of eggs over the long haul, Colorado Governor Jared Polis last week signed into law a bill prohibiting the sale of conventionally produced eggs beginning in 2025. The legislation was passed to ward off an effort by animal liberation activists to put a more restrictive measure on the November ballot. As to the impact on the price of eggs in the future, the USDA reports that 73 percent of the egg market is currently conventional, but in anticipation of a run on cage-free, many egg producers are retrofitting at considerable expense to meet anticipated cage-free demand in 2025 and beyond. It is also reported that hen mortality rates are higher in cage-free environments.