Avian Flu has Spread to 27 States, Sharply Driving up Egg Prices

Bird flu is driving up the cost of eggs again.
Bird flu is driving up the cost of eggs and causing shortages.

Idaho became the latest state to have experienced an outbreak of the deadly avian influenza. To date, 27 million chickens and turkeys have been “depopulated,” which means killed to stop the spread of the virus. This article reports that egg prices have almost tripled as a result. Higher egg prices also result in higher costs for baked goods, salad dressings, and other food products.

Experts expect this outbreak to be worse than the one in 2015 which affected the market for years.

Published on 4/16/2022. Read the entire article.