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Egg prices rose 60% in 2022. One farm group claims it’s a ‘collusive scheme’ by suppliers

Egg prices jumped 60% in 2022, according to the consumer price index, an inflation measure.

One farm group claims major egg suppliers have engaged in a “collusive scheme” to gouge and fix prices to boost profits, and called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate.

Egg producers and food economists suggest a deadly outbreak of bird flu has compounded into a significant supply problem, at a time of peak demand and higher costs for feed and transportation.

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