Hovering egg costs immediate calls for for price-gouging probe

OMAHA, Neb.  — With egg costs greater than doubling prior to now 12 months, calls are coming for an investigation into attainable value gouging.

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed despatched a letter Tuesday asking for the Federal Commerce Fee to analyze whether or not egg costs have been improperly manipulated by producers. A farmer-led advocacy group known as Farm Motion made an analogous request final week arguing that there “seems to be a collusive scheme amongst trade leaders to show inflationary situations and an avian flu outbreak into a possibility to extract egregious earnings.”

The spike in egg costs has been attributed to the tens of millions of chickens that had been slaughtered to restrict the unfold of fowl flu and farmers having to compensate for inflation driving up their prices.