September 13, 2013

Poultry consumption shifts, USDA adjusts

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced plans to buy frozen drumsticks and thigh quarters out of cold storage in an effort to reduce a surplus of poultry dark meat from the market. The agency’s official solicitation will be issued in the near future for products to be delivered from Nov. 1, 2013, through Feb. 28, 2014.  As of last June 30, inventories of chicken leg quarters were 157 percent of inventory levels a year earlier. Read More

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