Extreme heat affecting chicken and egg prices
CONWAY, Mo. -- Food prices are heating up.
We first told you to expect the prices of corn, beef and steak to go up. Now you can add chicken and eggs to the list.
Experts say egg prices will likely rise because heat-stressed poultry produce fewer eggs.
Some grocery store managers expect the price increase as soon as next month. The egg production is cutting back.
“We used to get probably close to 30-40 dozen eggs a week and we're getting about seven, eight dozen eggs right now because of the heat,” said Armand Bechard, of Bechard Family Farm
For that same reason milk prices may soon rise too.
Food items with a shorter shelf life and a fast production time will be the first products to jump in price.