2 thoughts on “The Humpty Dumpty Rule

  1. Eggs Ackley says:

    “We are seeing an increase in people attempting to cross [IE: smuggle] eggs from Juarez to El Paso because they are significantly less expensive in Mexico than the U.S.,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Roger Maier told CBS MoneyWatch. “This is also occurring with added frequency at other Southwest border locations.”
    Egg prices have soared 60% in a year. Here’s why:
    Egg consumption has grown in part because more families are eating them as their main protein substitute
    As demand for eggs has risen, production in the U.S. has slumped because of the ongoing bird, or “avian,” flu epidemic. Nearly 58 million birds have been infected with avian flu as of January 6, the USDA said, making it the deadliest outbreak in U.S. history. Infected birds must be slaughtered, causing egg supplies to fall and prices to surge.
    More than 300 flocks of farm-raised poultry have been hit by the outbreak as of last Friday, according to USDA data.
    In another major recent epidemic of the disease, it killed more than 50 million chickens and turkeys in 2014 and 2015, while causing economic losses of $3.3 billion, the USDA estimates. The agency is now researching a potential vaccine against the bird flu.

    The Consumer Price Index — a closely watched inflation gauge — rose 6.5% in December from the previous year. That was the smallest annual increase since October 2021, the Labor Department reported Thursday and continues the steady decline in price increases since they peaked at 9% in June of last year. Falling prices for energy, commodities and used cars offset increases in food and shelter. (CBS News Jan 17, 2023) https://www.cbsnews.com/news/eggs-prices-2022-chicken-bird-flu-inflation-cpi/

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