Skip to comments.U.S. places $40 million chicken order
Posted on 08/17/2011 11:10:51 AM PDT by Nachum
New York - The United States is stepping in to help bail out another American industry -- chicken farmers and meat processors. The nation's chicken industry is having a difficult year. Chicken producers are struggling with higher costs of running their business at the same time that consumers are buying less meat. This has created a glut of chicken products in the market. Total chicken production in the first half of 2011 rose 4% compared to the same period a year ago, while demand for chicken has cooled, (Snip) The Department of Agriculture, keenly aware of these issues, announced Monday
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We are so plucked.
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What the cluck is this about?!
U.S. places $40 million chicken order
Nothing to get choked up about.
I cry fowl.
Obama must be planning one heck of a vacation.
A chicken in every pot! From Obama’s stash!
-Need to put a sign in KFC and at supermarket.. Obama’s fault for the high prices!
While that would be a good thing for producers, it could happen at the expense of consumers since reducing supply tends to raise retail prices for the product.
Retailers typically shy away from raising product prices. So Roenigk suspects stores will try to couch any prices increases. “You could see retailers offering discounts and specials on chicken less often than they have been,” he said. To top of page
Is it for the Obama/Holder family reunion?
Post of the day! LOL
So the government wastes $40 million in taxpayer money to prop up chicken prices which suffered higher prices due to the government propping up the corn/ethanol industry.
So when do Joe Blow and Susie Snow, American taxpayers, get bailed out ???
Whats that ???
The Obama money stimulus check is in the mail ???
“I cry fowl”
Well, you don’t need to get your feathers all ruffled. LOL!!
This explains the constant sales of bone-in chicken breasts for .99¢ a pound I keep seeing.
Oooooh, now you’ve done it! :D
Let the price of chicken fall. Quit trying to direct the economy
“A chicken in every pot.” — Herbert Hoover, 1928 campaign slogan
“Chicken nuggets on every table.” — Barack Obama, 2012 campaign slogan
This is nothing to crow about although it will probably feather the beds of a lot of chicken plucking illegals that work in the industry and are paid scratch.
Roenigk hopes the latest government assistance quickly stabilizes prices for poultry producers.
While that would be a good thing for producers, it could happen at the expense of consumers since reducing supply tends to raise retail prices for the product.”
OK, High grain prices are hurting the chicken producers, so the government starts a program to force up the price of chicken in the supermarket?
Why can the dumb@sses do something to deal the the high price of grain? Dumping the stupid ethanol fuel subsidies would help the chicken ( and beef, pork) farmers without raising the price consumers pay.
LOL, those pluckers!
Obama's policies choke the chicken.
Don't be fooled by watching what the left hand is doing, while the right is working to keep socialism alive and open borders for the election in 2012
Ads today for two of our local grocery chains are showing whole chicken breasts (bone-in, skin-on) for $.88 and $.99 per pound. These are great for a million uses. I will cook some in the slow cooker, shred the meat, chicken enchiladas this weekend! If people struggling to afford food would load up on deals like this, it could make a difference in the overall quality of their diets (IMHO).
APB ..... PETA
We plan to supplement our chicken “footprint” with Muscovy duck.
So far, I have 4 adults and 24 new ducklings that hatched last week.
Sorry folks, but I hope to put the chicken suppliers out of business. LOL
“Chicken producers are struggling with higher costs of running their business...”
I would guess a large portion of the increase in costs is in feed...stop the wasteful practice of using corn for fuel - costs a lot to convert corn to ethanol for fuel and then the ethanol producers are subsidized...waste all around.
The chickens are comin’ home to roast.
I think Tyson is a major democrat contributor.
Well, take my cock and pullet.
Well they do need food for Greyhound One.
Everyone I know is buying & eating more chicken now than before. Beef isn’t on our menus very often anymore.
The agency, blaming higher grain prices and a difficult economy, expects broiler meat production in the second-half of 2011 to fall below last year’s level and also anticipates broiler meat production to slow down in 2012.
So the government wastes $40 million in taxpayer money to prop up chicken prices which suffered higher prices due to the government propping up the corn/ethanol industry.”
Straight out of the pages of “Atlas Shrugged”!!!!
The second and third cousins get chicken. The first line Baraqqis get Wagu beef and lobster.
“The Department of Agriculture, keenly aware of these issues, announced Monday...”
“A chicken bailout?”
In case you hadn’t noticed, iron-grip control of the food supply, food prices and agriculture was achieved by the federal government in the 1930’s. This has been going on for that long.
Expect Holder to investigate whether brown chickens are being treated unfavorably.
There is somewhat of a contradiction here. First, if there is a glut of chicken, wouldn't the prices be falling which will encourage more eating of chicken. Leave the problem alone and it will fix itself. Too bad, Dims, you think you have to micromanage everyone and everything.
China and Russia Are Snubbing American Chicken
U.S. poultry producers are suffering as leg and thigh exports wither
Beijing last year imposed tariffs on American chicken in retaliation for duties the U.S. placed on Chinese tires. That helped send exports to the mainland in 2010 plunging by 85 percent, to 103,485 metric tons, according to the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council. In Russia, sales took off in the early 1990s when President George H.W. Bush authorized shipments as economic aidearning U.S. chicken the moniker Bush legs. Now, Moscow has cut import quotas for poultry as the government tries to wean the country from imported food. U.S. chicken exports to Russia fell 55 percent, to 331,540 metric tons, last year, the Poultry & Egg Council reports. Total U.S. chicken exports will fall 3.3 percent this year, the U.S. Agriculture Dept. predicts
and if you don’t get your nuggets, call 911! :
Woman ‘embarrassed’ after calling 911 three times to report McDonald’s out of chicken nuggets
A lot of the comments are funny, but I see no humor in what the parasites on both sides of the isle are doing to us. How long before we’ve had enough and drag all out? As for elections, does the retention of the two flee-baggers give you pause? Washington laughs at us.
So I assumed that chicken prices have been falling and that is why a bailout is required Correct?
Poultry (chicken) Monthly Price - US cents per Pound
“Label”,”US cents per Pound”
Was in the store the other day and noticed they had whole chickens going for $1.99! I didn’t buy any because I thought they must have been lying around for a long time to be going for that price!!!
“The USDA steps in occasionally to buy up food products that are in surplus supply in the market. By doing this, it helps shrink the glut of product, raise retail prices”
Thanks a lot assholes! Using my taxpayer dollars to deliberately drive up the cost for me to buy food!
Just another Obammunist vote-buying program at my expense.
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Oh no, sir; upon my honor.
“We are so plucked.”
Right. The situation is a first class cluck-up.