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Record jump in egg prices, more coming

July 17, 2015 by

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Egg prices are expected to continue to rise as producers scramble to respond to the ongoing shortage caused by the Avian flu. The U.S. Department of Labor reported Wednesday that the price for wholesale chicken eggs had increased by 84.5% from May to June – the largest single-month jump since 1937, when the feds first […]

Food shopping and Avian Flu

June 9, 2015 by

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I am a scratch baker. I don’t like chemicals in the food I prepare for my family so I start from the beginning, eggs, flour, sugar, butter and just follow along with the recipe. Did I say eggs? I had one lonely egg in my refrigerator. Time to go food shopping, and last night was […]

China bans Arkansas poultry after mild bird flu strain

August 2, 2013 by

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According to Reuters,  China has banned imports of poultry and poultry products from the state of Arkansas after a low-pathogenic strain of avian influenza was found in the state in June.  “All poultry and poultry products shipped from the State of Arkansas on or after July 22, 2013 are ineligible for export,” the U.S. Department […]