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Egg prices: Pandemic, panic and more

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Several factors led to the recent price spike

By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times editor

dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, several factors were already affecting the nation’s egg producers, which were amplified by the amount of panic buying by grocery shoppers looking to stock up on items for quick and affordable meals during quarantine.

Looking at the U.S. egg industry as a whole, it’s a current story of both highs and lows.

The shell egg market is experiencing different strains than those affecting the egg products market. . .

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