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Do High Egg Prices and Industry Volatility Create an Opportunity for Local?

Touch the Soil News #1864 (Feature Photo – Eggs – Photo Public Domain – Evan Amos)

Amid the high price of eggs, a number of stories have come out about households and small farms buying laying hens and starting production of eggs. AgriLife Today journalist Adam Russel bring us the story of why egg prices are so high. One reason includes the loss of laying hens from the Avian Flu – 43 million laying hens to be exact – roughly 11 percent of the nation’s laying hens. So between inflation, health challenges facing confinement operations, and a dramatic drop in laying hens, is there opportunity for a more decentralized local supply of eggs? You can read the full story here:

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