You’ll shovel out more money paying for eggs than a pound of ground beef. Wait, what?

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Egg prices are still soaring and are now above the price of beef. Yes, you read that right.

For the first time since 1980, when Bureau of Labor data began, the cost of a carton of eggs is higher than the price of a pound of beef.

Last month, consumers paid $4.82 on average for a dozen eggs and $4.64 for a pound of ground beef. A year ago, they were paying $1.93 for eggs and $4.77 for beef.

This comes as High Pathogenic Avian Influenza continues to affect poultry flocks throughout the nation.

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