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Egg prices are soaring. Here's why.


You’ve seen the memes - but what has led to the dramatic rise in egg prices?


For those not entrenched in the poultry industry, Avian Influenza (AI) is a highly infectious disease that can easily be spread by wild birds to birds in confinement. If even 1 bird in a flock is contaminated, the entire flock must be put down.


The CDC reports over 57 million birds have been affected by the current outbreak. This has caused a massive shortage and resulted in soaring egg prices for consumers. It has also caused substantial financial losses to hundreds of farmers who have lost their flocks.


The challenges in the poultry industry can be fierce and uncontrollable but what you can control is the insurance company that stands behind you as you face these obstacles.


ARU provides first-class coverage to poultry houses of ANY age and offers endorsements that protect your farm when disaster strikes.


Since avian influenza coverage is not available during an outbreak, it is important to start having coverage conversations now. Remember: it is too late to buy coverage for AI when the outbreaks begin, just like it is too late to buy flood coverage when the water starts rising.


Be prepared, not scared with Agribusiness Risk Underwriters in your corner. Learn more about ARU's poultry insurance options by scheduling a call or visiting www.agrisku.com/poultry-express and www.agrisku.com/poultry-plus.


**PLEASE NOTE THAT ARU MARKETS OUR PRODUCTS ONLY THROUGH LICENSED INSURANCE BROKERS. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE QUOTES OR INSURANCE GUIDANCE FOR FARM OWNERS**



Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/avianflu/avian-flu-summary.htm

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/avian/avian-influenza/hpai-2022/2022-hpai-commercial-backyard-flocks


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