Cage-free egg trend creates pricing concern on both ends

· August 2, 2017

In Nuevo, California, Chris Nichols of Chino Valley Ranchers spoke about shouldering heavy financial losses last year as egg production rebounded just a few years after the wave of avian flu hit the industry. But Nichols is unique: His chickens are cage-free, which makes it even more difficult to compete against the prices that conventional farmers can offer.

CNBC‘s Jane Wells takes a look at how the cage-free egg trend has created a pricing problem for both consumers and producers in the region.

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