The March edition of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook projects 2010 egg production at 6.495 billion dozen, representing a 0.45% increase over 2009.

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According to the projections, New York egg prices will range from $0.96 to $1.04 per dozen in the third quarter to $1.15 to $1.25 per dozen in the fourth quarter. The USDA projects exports of 220 million dozen in 2010, which would be a decline of 9% from 2009.