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Bird flu could push egg prices up — again

Posted on AllSides April 3rd, 2024
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An outbreak of the bird flu could make future trips to the grocery store more expensive.

The average price of a dozen Grade A large eggs came in at just under $3 in February, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics figures. Although this is well below highs of $4.82 a carton seen in January 2023, it marks an almost 50% increase from lows of around $2 in late summer and early fall.

The sky-high early 2023 prices of the grocery cart staple — which had more than doubled from a year prior...

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