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


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>Egg prices soared to historically high levels in 2022 — and one group is alleging the trend is due to something more nefarious than simple economics.
>Large, Grade A eggs cost $4.25 a dozen in December, on average — a 138% increase from $1.79 a year earlier, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
>The industry narrative has largely focused on a historic outbreak of avian influenza — which has killed tens of millions of egg-laying hens — as the primary driver of those higher prices.
>But Farm Action, a farmer-led advocacy group, claims the "real culprit" is a "collusive scheme" among major egg producers to fix and gouge prices, the organization said in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission.
>Doing so has helped producers "extract egregious profits reaching as high as 40%," according to the letter, issued Thursday, which asks FTC Chair Lina Khan to investigate for potential profiteering and "foul play."
>"Highly pathogenic avian influenza" killed about 58 million birds across 47 states, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The prior record was set in 2015, when 50.5 million birds died.
>In December, the average number of "layers" was down 5% from a year earlier, at a total 374 million birds, according to USDA data published Friday. Overall production of table eggs fell by 6.6% over the same period, to 652.2 million, data showed.
>"Contrary to industry narratives, the increase in the price of eggs has not been an 'Act of God' — it has been simple profiteering," the group said.
>For example, the profits of Cal-Maine Foods — the nation's largest egg producer and an industry bellwether — "increased in lockstep with rising egg prices through every quarter of the year," Farm Action claimed. The company reported a tenfold increase in profit over the 26-week period ended Nov. 26, for example, Farm Action said.

https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/23/high-egg-prices-due-to-a-collusive-scheme-by-suppliers-group-claims.html

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    vegans win again 🙂

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm going to eat the vegans first if meat is ever banned.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Reduction in total number of available calories will increase your food costs as well. Especially the higher protein stuff.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      We don't imitate your food, loser.

      Too bad people cant figure out they have all the power in these situations. Just stop buying eggs and let them all rot on the shelves. Prices would plummet but nope!

      >Just stop purchasing the most used baking good next to butter

      Which by the way is also up like 60 percent. Where is the fake news article for that?

      most Americans fry their eggs in oil you retard, they also have toast with them.

      No, this is not your 1950's diner roleplay. Most americans eat their eggs mixed in with millions of other products such as candy/cookies/goyslop.

      That won't help. The farm industry is heavily subsidized. Where I live, there's no fucking shortage of eggs and they fill the shelves. They're still expensive as fuck. Same with meat. The shit turns colors and stays expensive

      The farm industry is heavily subsidized.
      Protip: They get paid more in insurance for failing to produce anything. We're lucky there is eggs ar all.

      If you had to kill your chickens because they were diseased, why would your profits increase?

      >Dude how can you just get corona virus subsidy money for doing what the government tells you?
      Go to a hospital and have them put you on a ventilator to find out how.

      Tards are hoarding again too. Fucking people are such stupid selfish shits.

      >Hoarding
      >eggs
      What? Are they waiting to turn into chickens?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >What? Are they waiting to turn into chickens?

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I get 36 jumbo double yolk chad eggs from my local farmers market for 13 leaf bucks.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bump. It's incredible how /misc/ has no interest in this. Yeah it's basically /b/ at this point, a bunch of posters are pedo's.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because most people are going vegan now, we know egg, milk and meat fuck your body and the environment up

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Because most people are going vegan now
        Lol no. And most vegans who say they're vegans are secretly cheating. Nobody can sustain this diet except the loons.

        Healthy vegan = cheating vegan.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >egg, milk and meat fuck your body and the environment up
        How?
        >Chicken lays an egg
        >OHMYGOD THE HECKIN ENVIRONMENT I HAVE TO EAT BUGS AHHH

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        homosexual, go take a cock up the ass, you're overdue for your daily semen injection.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        You're so fucking retarded it hurts

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        > vegans

        https://youtube.com/watch?time_continue=49&v=Wz2nXR4sBaY&feature=emb_title

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All the disgusting troon freaks and pedos that Elong btfo came here for some misguided revenge. And there is a massive influx of browncells.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shut fuck up bitch chud nazi poopoo head

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's because of tranny jannie pedo homosexuals anon. If you haven't noticed

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    After the gas supply and demand fraud of the mid 2000s, every fucking industry is taking their turn.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't eat breakfast and I hardly eat any eggs at all.
    I find it weird that so many people eat so many eggs.
    No wonder the US is filled with fat fucks.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t. fat amerimutts that think cholesterol and the most bioavailable protein causes obesity

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        most Americans fry their eggs in oil you retard, they also have toast with them.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >they also have toast with them.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >most uneducated mutts prepare and eat eggs a certain way, therefore eggs are bad
          kys

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      most Americans fry their eggs in oil you retard, they also have toast with them.

      fuck off retard go drink your zoylent

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Eggs are extremely versatile and good for more than just breakfast

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine being a bird and dying from the flu.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >'collusive scheme' by suppliers
    Of course it is. When a country lacks morality, inflation is all part of the cycle of decay.
    Tell me why if there is a real shortage why wetbacks have so many surplus eggs they are smuggling them?
    Also if you believe covid is real then fine, why didn't they just put little surgical perv masks on the chickens then? See even in your logic (or illogic) of buying into sci-fi viruses it still reeks of fraud. There are a lot fo people who think all scarcity is man made and this one certainly is.
    Chicken feed is only about 12 bucks bag if you wanna go the more pricey route. I get about 120 eggs a month that I can't even give away.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's profiteering in pretty much every stage. Here retailers, logistics companies and suppliers have all been oy veying over how someone else is fucking us over. Bet they are stuffing their pockets at every step.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it was crazy cheap to begin with

    but yeah it's gay because I just started making my own mayo and stuff

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Too bad people cant figure out they have all the power in these situations. Just stop buying eggs and let them all rot on the shelves. Prices would plummet but nope!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That won't help. The farm industry is heavily subsidized. Where I live, there's no fucking shortage of eggs and they fill the shelves. They're still expensive as fuck. Same with meat. The shit turns colors and stays expensive

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every year I buy chickens. Ordered 50 this year. I give eggs away to all my friends. Then at the end of the year I kill the chickens and my dogs eat them. It's beautiful

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Welcome to South America

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my local shop, lidl, has new signs up saying people can only buy 2 boxes of eggs at once

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It takes 3-5 eggs a day to increase testosterone in men by 16% after two weeks. This is just another profiteering event while also weakening men. A win/win for greedy kike worms.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>Egg prices soared to historically high levels in 2022 — and one group is alleging the trend is due to something more nefarious than simple economics.
    There was a big culling of birds to control an avian flu outbreak.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you had to kill your chickens because they were diseased, why would your profits increase?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >letting a crisis go to waste
        Oh (You).

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    When I said it was a scheme I got called a schizo, but looks like I was right. This shit is on purpose.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      this we remember the silos burning and the chickend being killed
      but no one wanted to listen
      at least burguers will lose weight now

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Eating eggs helps you lose weight though paco.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    just grow your own chickens. starve the big corporate israelite farms

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You can change the taste and look of the eggs based on the chicken's diet, btw.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        i used to have some chickens. the egg yolks were more golden than the most golden sun. the pale yellow yolks of store bought could never compare

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I bet it's because of inflation. they decided that it would be better to price gouge a few cheap items that everyone buys by 150% instead of raising the prices of everything by 50%... these companies are all owned by the same corporations so they can take a hit on one and make it up elsewhere to fool the normies into thinking inflation isn't that bad.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Tards are hoarding again too. Fucking people are such stupid selfish shits.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This is what pisses me off. Normalfags and israelites need the lamposts

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I must have eggs no matter the price.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      That film is horrendous

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