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The egg industry, like every industry, is facing higher prices and challenges that are leading to costlier eggs for consumers overall.
According to USDA data,the average year-to-date price on Grade A large eggs was $1.46 a dozen, which is up from $1.01 a dozen in 2021 and $1.00 a dozen in 2020. Because eggs are one of the ingredients in so many food items, you can see how all of this could push prices up on other things, too.
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From groceries to gas, prices are up on a multitude of items — including one particular consumer staple: eggs.
Eggs don’t paint the full inflation picture in the US, but they do a part of it — it’s more expensive to feed chickens and move eggs around, so it’s more expensive to produce and move eggs, so it’s more expensive for consumers to buy eggs.
As corporations and states start to push for eggs from cage-free chickens, that is pushing prices up, too. Essentially, it’s pricey to be nicer to chickens.
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