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Egg Production / Business & Markets
on January 11, 2018

3 questions facing US egg producers in 2018

While in the midst of a major expansion in cage-free layer housing, the U.S. egg industry faces questions regarding whether demand for eggs in general is really increasing, if grain prices will decline further and what the impact would be of a renegotiated NAFTA agreement.

Wholesale egg prices in the U.S. returned to profitable levels for egg producers in the fall of 2017. The laying hen losses from 2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak led to record high egg prices in the U.S. The record profits and the cage-free purchase pledges made by retail and…

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