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Prices Soar as Avian Flu Hits 1-in-10 Egg-Laying Hens Nationwide

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Unnamed (1)(The Center Square) – Egg prices increased dramatically in April, due in part to the avian flu, and industry sources don’t expect prices to fall anytime soon.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) data shows approximately 24.8 million egg-laying hens were affected by the flu, which typically requires destruction of the birds, since February.

The United Egg Producers says there are 232 million egg-laying hens in the country, meaning the flu has taken out more than 10%

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