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Egg prices plunge to lowest in decade

Egg producers trimming flocks to reduce supply.

Recent reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed that Americans are consuming 275 eggs per person annually. This is an increase from 268 eggs per capita reported in 2015 as well as the largest increase seen in the last five years.

Despite the increase in consumption, egg prices have dropped to their lowest level in at least a decade due to an overabundance of eggs. This is good news for consumers but a challenge for producers who are already facing an evolving business cl

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