60% Hike In Egg Prices Dubbed ‘Collusive Scheme’ By Farm Group

  • Egg prices jumped 60% in 2022, according to the consumer price index, an inflation measure.
  • One farm group claims major egg suppliers have engaged in a “collusive scheme” to gouge and fix prices to boost profits, and called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate.
  • Egg producers and food economists suggest a deadly outbreak of bird flu has compounded into a significant supply problem, at a time of peak demand and higher costs for feed and transportation.