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Egg prices climbing as Easter approaches

Texas A&M AgriLife photo / Laura McKenzie Egg prices continue their seasonal climb, but other factors like feed prices and avian influenza could keep prices higher than normal.

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Egg prices continue their seasonal upward trend heading into Easter, but a looming threat of avian influenza could exacerbate long-term costs at grocery stores, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

The latest USDA retail egg price report showed a dozen large Grade A eggs reached $2.01 a dozen compared to $1.60 per dozen last year, a 25.5 percent increase. Egg prices typically trend higher and peak around the Easter holiday.

Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension economist, Bryan-College Station, said higher production costs, especially feed. . .

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