HPAI has affected more than 50 bald eagles

Avian influenza’s impact on the market likely will not let up anytime soon.

A Cobank economist says that supplies cold stay tight the rest of the year, and demand could also go down. He says that families count on eggs as a low-cost, high-protein staple, but they might start easing back on purchasing them if prices continue to climb. USDA says to date, the virus has killed nearly 37 million birds.

HPAI is also impacting more than poultry.

So far it has affected more than 50 bald eagles. Experts do believe that the species will be fine given its big rebound in population in the last decade. Wildlife officials believe the actual number of wild birds affected is much higher than USDA’s estimate with many rehabilitation centers left out of the count.


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