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Egg, poultry prices rise amid nationwide bird flu outbreak

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The bird flu that is impacting parts of 25 states, including two duck farms in Elkhart County, has caused a rise in egg prices across the country.

The CDC says more than 24 million birds with the strain this year. Economists say the strain on egg production when layers have to be destroyed is coming at a terrible time, thanks to record-setting inflation and the arrival of Easter.

The Department of Agriculture says egg prices are up 11% over this time last year, and poultry prices are up 13% over a year ago.

A carton of eggs is approaching $3.

No human cases of bird flu have been reported in the U.S.

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1 comment

Charles U Farley April 13, 2022 at 8:03 pm

Yeah, sure, it’s the “bird flu”. Right.

But only if by “bird flu” you mean “Biden economics”…

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