Egg prices jumped 49 percent in the year through November

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Several grocery store items have become more expensive this year.

Nothing comes close to the rise in egg prices.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the price of eggs jumped nearly 50% in 2022 through November, not adjusted for seasonal swings.

One reason: A deadly avian flu reduced poultry flocks, specifically turkeys and egg-laying hens.

Add to that rising feed and energy costs for producers, as well as high demand.

Experts think the peak has passed, but until these conditions improve, expect to pay more for eggs.

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