New York wholesale prices are forecast to be $1.05 to $1.11 per dozen in the third quarter 2008 and $1.08 to $1.16 in the fourth quarter for an annual average price of $1.21 to $1.25.

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Looking at next year, first quarter prices are forecast to be $1.00 to $1.08 per dozen, with a 2009 average of 95 cents to $1.03. In comparison, 2007 prices were $1.14; 71.8 cents in 2006; 65.5 cents in 2005; and 82.2 cents in 2004.