The American Egg Board, a government supervised industry group, received approval from the USDA to use $3 million in federal check-off funds for ads that promote eggs using a No on Prop 2 spokesman as the speaker. Federal law prohibits the use of check-off program funds in a way
that may influence government policy.
San Francisco Chronicle: USDA ordered to quit buying anti-Prop 2 ads
Yes! On Prop 2: Federal Court Blocks Multi-million Dollar “Awful Egg Bailout”
September 23, 2008
The United States Department of Justice has subpoenaed records from leading opponents of Proposition 2 - the United Egg Producers (UEP), Golden Oval Eggs, LLC, Michael Foods, Inc. and MoArk LLC- as part of a criminal probe into illegal price-fixing. Read more