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Easter egg prices break earlier than expected

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock Cartons of eggs in grocery store egg case
Wholesale prices have trended downward, falling below historical averages.

Wholesale table egg prices (New York, Grade A Large) averaged $1.419 cents per dozen in March, down 30.0% from last year, when COVID-19 market disruptions caused shell-egg prices to surge, the USDA reported in the latest "Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook." Despite expectaitions for egg prices to continue increasing in the few weeks prior to Easter, wholesale prices broke earlier than expected and have been trending downward, falling below historical averages.

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