(AMERICAN MILITARY NEWS) – More and more eggs are being seized at the U.S.-Mexico border from people looking for better deals down south as prices soar in America.
Confiscations of egg products by U.S. border officers increased 108 percent from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, according to Border Report. During that time, egg prices climbed to record highs.
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December prices averaged $5.03 per dozen, a more than 207 percent increase from December 2021, according to a report from the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prices have fallen since then, but are likely to stay higher-than-usual because 43 million egg-laying hens recently died in a bird flu outbreak, according to the report.