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🥚 More bad news for your grocery budget 🥚

But first, here’s a silver lining. Your house is probably less likely to get egged this spring.  Why? Egg prices are expected to continue to rise just in time for Easter as more states are hit by an outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza A.  

Standard practice in the poultry industry is to destroy all infected and exposed birds to stop the spread of the virus, meaning there are far fewer egg-laying hens to meet the upcoming demand for Easter eggs. 

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