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Egg prices reached record highs in December 2022
January 20, 2023
Shoppers are finding it a bit painful to purchase a dozen eggs from the local supermarket with prices reaching above $5 in the region.
"What's driving this increase?" and "When will it end?" are questions many consumers are asking right now.
For perspective, on Tuesday, Jan. 17, Mitchell, South Dakota, stores had eggs ranging from $2.99 - $6. 32. A Rochester, Minnesota, Walmart was asking $4.68 for a dozen large eggs. Cashwise in Fargo had Eggland's Best large eggs priced at $5.19 a dozen, while Clearly Organic cage free large eggs were less at $4.79 a dozen.