Economist: Avian flu in Indiana not affecting grocery prices

Quarterly price estimates for retail turkey and eggs may change by plus or minus 1%.

Avian influenza that led to the culling of 414,000 turkeys and chickens at southern Indiana commercial poultry farms is having little effect on the prices of turkey and eggs at grocery stores, according to Purdue University agricultural economist Philip Paarlberg.

Estimates of quarterly prices show changes by plus or minus 1%, which are within fluctuations normally seen in these markets, Paarlberg said.

"With these price changes, there will be very little impact on consumers

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