Today’s quick hits, May 11, 2022

Egg prices rise again: Amid the worst outbreak of avian influenza among egg-laying hens since 2015, the nationwide wholesale price of a dozen large eggs now averages $2.67, a 19-cent increase that ended a post-Easter decline in prices. (USDA)

Soy oil rides biofuel boom: Like the ethanol boom a generation ago, the explosion in production of renewable diesel fuel, made from soybean oil, could permanently raise the price of soybeans and corn, its rival for cropland. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)

Reject Roundup appeal, says DOJ: The Supreme Court should refuse to hear an appeal from Bayer of a California case because federal pesticide labels do not override state laws against carcinogens, said Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar in an opinion requested by the justices. (Bloomberg)

Equipment sales down: Sales of agricultural tractors and combines fell for the second month in a row, due largely to supply chain difficulties. Tractor sales fell 22 percent in April, and combine sales were down nearly 6 percent. (Association of Equipment Manufacturers)l.

Shrink-wrap’s footprint: A group of Minnesota businesses, including General Mills and Schwan’s Company, is investing $9.2 million in Myplas USA, a plastics recycler, to build a 170,000-square-foot recycling center in Rogers, Minnesota. (Mbold)