September 17, 2020

Researchers explore COVID-19 egg supply chain impact

To learn more about how agricultural supply chains were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from Michigan State University explored specifically how the shift from consuming “food away from home” to “food at home” affected the egg industry.  What they found was that the onset of the pandemic increased retail and farm-gate prices for table eggs by approximately 141% and 182%, respectively. In contrast, prices for breaking stock eggs, which are used primarily in foodservice and restaurants, fell by 67%.  Read more