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Bird flu sends US egg prices up, but weak demand prevents shortage

Recent price increases start to reverse due to buyer resistance

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The USDA predicts that egg production this year will be down by roughly 341 million dozen, or about 4 per cent from last year.

New York

ARE egg prices up significantly? Or are the reports overblown that attribute higher prices to an outbreak of avian flu that has affected some 47 million chickens and turkeys?

Well, yes and no, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). "We have seen a very sharp