U.S. hen total plunges again, as bird-flu fallout continues

The inventory of hens laying eggs for table consumption dropped by 5 percent in June, says the monthly Chicken and Eggs report. It was the second month in a row that the total plunged and a sign of the swift spread of the avian influenza epidemic. The USDA tallied 269.9 million hens laying table eggs in June,… » Read More

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