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Egg Producers Feel The Pinch As Demand, Prices Fall, Costs Rise

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That Easter egg hunt many are planning this weekend likely won't cost as much as last year.

The average retail price of eggs was $1.73 a dozen in March, down 5% from a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Meanwhile, the wholesale price of $1.28 a dozen in the week leading into Easter is down seven cents from a year ago and 10 cents from two years ago.

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