Bird Flu Outbreak Means You'll Have to Shell out More Money for Eggs
The impact of a bird flu outbreak in the Midwest has left many across the country scrambling.
More than 47 million hens have died, which has led to an egg shortage, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Garrett Tenney reported on "Happening Now" that the worst outbreak of bird flu in U.S. history means higher prices on everything from ice cream to mayonnaise.
"Wholesale egg prices are already more than double what they were in April," Tenney reported. "And the USDA expects prices will continue to increase throughout the rest of the year."
"Egg producers say it could take an additional two years to rebuild the supply there of egg producing hens. And they say that those prices are going to stay high until that happens," Tenney said.
"And they're worried that the bird flu outbreak could come back again in the fall, as birds start to work their way south again for the winter. So this story is far from over."