Going cage-free is a costly, time-consuming process for even the biggest egg producers, like Indiana's Rose Acre Farms.
As the heat index nears triple digits this week, show people are taking extra measures to ensure their prized cows stay cool.
The new CAFO restrictions limit where the farms that can house thousands of animals are built.
A patchwork of rules regulates concentrated animal feeding operations throughout the state. But in White County, they're working to protect their waterways.
The state is considering regulating satellite manure storage facilities.
Farm groups say the bill is needed to protect the industry from attack by environmental and animal-rights activists.
Purdue professor says growth hormones in livestock do not contribute to "superbugs" in humans.
The effect of last summer's drought on livestock around the state could be felt for several more years, says one economist.