DUE TO AVIAN INFLUENZA, RELIEF EXPECTED IN THE NEAR FUTURE
Avian Influenza has swept over the midlands, decimating commercial flocks of turkeys and chickens, the latter used for meat and egg laying.
The high price of eggs, when available, is impacting restaurants and bakeries that use eggs, some having to raise prices considerably, others closing all together.
The USDA says about 40 million egg laying hens have been lost due to the disease, but those flocks are starting to rebuild and we could see lower prices soon.
Broiler chickens and turkeys were hit hard by the flu, but laying hens take longer to reach productivity.