04/24/2011 10:45 am ET Updated Jun 24, 2011

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

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.