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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Farm Action: "Contrary to industry narratives, the increase in the price of eggs has not been an "act of God." Giant egg corporations have raised egg prices by nearly 300% and increased their gross profits by over 1000%."

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Thanks, Capitalism!

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-01-24 12:41 PM | Reply

Arm yourself with hens.

Fresh laid eggs are the best!

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-01-24 12:58 PM | Reply

WSJ reports that 90% of the laying hens in Colorado had to be destroyed, and that other states are seeing large kills. Being highly perishable, one cannot just put all those eggs in a silo and hold them for a few months from now. I suspect both sides in this matter own a bit of the truth. A little more pushback in the form of consumers not buying eggs because of the price will bring forth the true state of the market...

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2023-01-24 01:02 PM | Reply

"Being highly perishable, one cannot just put all those eggs in a silo and hold them for a few months from now."

You can't?

I thought eggs stayed good for upwards of a year.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-01-24 01:03 PM | Reply

I thought eggs stayed good for upwards of a year.

#4 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2023-01-24 01:03 PM | REPLY

If they're unwashed they can last a good while. Washing them removes a layer of protectant. You can also coat them in a film of tallow and they can last much longer in the right conditions.

Pretty sure this only works with unfertilized eggs though.

#5 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2023-01-24 01:19 PM | Reply

Isn't this a Captain Obvious situation?

#6 | Posted by TheRef65 at 2023-01-24 01:30 PM | Reply

I thought eggs stayed good for upwards of a year.

#4 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Up to six weeks refrigerated.

You can freeze eggs if you take out of the shell and mix them up and put them in a container.

They can last a year that way.

I have no idea what lfthndnut is talking about.

We have our own chickens and get fresh eggs daily. Even in winter (most of the time) because our weather is so mild.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-01-24 01:35 PM | Reply

Well...guess in the USA it's that you can't have your egg and eat it too. I heard some kind of virus is running amuck forcing farmers to kill the hens by the millions.

#8 | Posted by wolfdog at 2023-01-24 02:07 PM | Reply

Not going to worry about it. Till they come down to a reasonable price I'll not buy any more eggs.

#9 | Posted by BBQ at 2023-01-24 02:08 PM | Reply

cleaned out my Mother-in-law's chicken coop last weekend.

Yes, we always have farm fresh eggs.

But......not sure it's worth it when you have to endure that task.

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2023-01-24 02:10 PM | Reply

"I heard some kind of virus is running amuck forcing farmers to kill the hens by the millions."

#8 | POSTED BY WOLFDOG

Do your handlers know you have access to the internet? Pretty sure that's frowned on in MF-er Russia.

#11 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-01-24 02:55 PM | Reply

not sure it's worth it when you have to endure that task.
#10 | POSTED BY EBERLY

It's worth it. But I make the kids do it. :)

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-01-24 02:55 PM | Reply

We have our own chickens and get fresh eggs daily. Even in winter (most of the time) because our weather is so mild.

#7 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2023-01-24 01:35 PM

If you have a freeze drier you can powder them
And they'll last 20+ years

#13 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2023-01-24 03:55 PM | Reply

If vacuum sealed

#14 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2023-01-24 03:56 PM | Reply

"Corporate Price Gouging"

How the 1% reacts when the 99% want more gruel.

#15 | Posted by Angrydad at 2023-01-24 04:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A list of whom to boycott could be helpful, and better yet buy locally farmed products only.

#16 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2023-01-24 08:23 PM | Reply

Corporate price gouging and profiteering? No ----!
That's all this "inflation nonsense" recently had been all along.

Start locking up CEO's and executives for that with minimum 1 full year in federal pound you in the @ss prison, and no time off for good behavior and watch prices drop like a rock.

#17 | Posted by a_monson at 2023-01-24 08:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Corporate price gouging and profiteering? No ----!
That's all this "inflation nonsense" recently had been all along.

Start locking up CEO's and executives for that with minimum 1 full year in federal pound you in the @ss prison, and no time off for good behavior and watch prices drop like a rock.

#18 | Posted by a_monson at 2023-01-24 08:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Republicans fundamentally believe that price gouging is sound business practices. That's why they don't see any problem with the inflation that comes about as a result of price gouging.

Here's the proof:
Q: What have Republicans in Congress done about inflation?
A: Nothing.

While not doing anything about inflation, Republicans are also destabilizing the economy by not acting to extend the debt ceiling.

Republicans really do believe the poor have it too easy, and that the poor and their low work ethic is what's holding back America.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-01-24 09:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Up to six weeks refrigerated. [...] #7 | Posted by donnerboy

I've kept eggs in the fridge for three or four months. Only time I had any issues was when the shell was cracked, otherwise the eggs were fine.

#20 | Posted by censored at 2023-01-24 09:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No one needs to eat eggs. Eat something else. Unsold eggs go to community foodshare pantries. Mess up the supply/demand curves of the American oligarchs!

#21 | Posted by john47 at 2023-01-25 08:59 AM | Reply

I've kept eggs in the fridge for three or four months. Only time I had any issues was when the shell was cracked, otherwise the eggs were fine.

#20 | POSTED BY CENSORED

Six weeks is the recommended time

You could probably keep them much longer. But your odds of getting a bad one increases with time.

After a couple months in the fridge I would definitely crack them in a bowl and sniff them first. You really don't want to eat a bad egg. There is a reason they use them as incubators for viruses.

#22 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-01-25 02:15 PM | Reply

I thought eggs stayed good for upwards of a year. - Snoofy

Three months MAX. And I've raised my own chickens for about 20 years.

Snoofy, here is how to tell if an egg is still good.

put it in a bowl filled with water.

If it sinks, it's good.

If it sinks but stand upright on the bottom of the bowl it is still OK to eat.

If it floats....throw the egg away.

#23 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2023-01-25 03:23 PM | Reply

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