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U.S. places $40 million chicken order
CNN Money ^ | 8/17/11 | Parija Kavilanz

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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A chicken bailout?
1 posted on 08/17/2011 11:10:56 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

We are so plucked.


2 posted on 08/17/2011 11:12:17 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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3 posted on 08/17/2011 11:12:33 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

What the cluck is this about?!


4 posted on 08/17/2011 11:12:55 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Nachum
A chicken bailout?

RACIST!

5 posted on 08/17/2011 11:14:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Nachum

U.S. places $40 million chicken order

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Nothing to get choked up about.


6 posted on 08/17/2011 11:15:25 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it)
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To: momtothree

I cry fowl.


7 posted on 08/17/2011 11:16:10 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Nachum
Oh, No! We can't let the marketplace resolve things...the government needs to step in! /sarc
8 posted on 08/17/2011 11:16:23 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Nachum

Obama must be planning one heck of a vacation.


9 posted on 08/17/2011 11:16:45 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Nachum

A chicken in every pot! From Obama’s stash!


10 posted on 08/17/2011 11:17:06 AM PDT by lump in the melting pot (Communism - a social experiment which, for ethical reasons, should not be performed on humans)
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To: lump in the melting pot

-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


11 posted on 08/17/2011 11:18:06 AM PDT by GreaterSwiss
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To: Nachum

Is it for the Obama/Holder family reunion?


12 posted on 08/17/2011 11:19:08 AM PDT by lwd
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To: Wolfie
We are so plucked.

Post of the day! LOL

13 posted on 08/17/2011 11:19:17 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Nachum
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.

14 posted on 08/17/2011 11:20:38 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Nachum

So when do Joe Blow and Susie Snow, American taxpayers, get bailed out ???

Whats that ???

The Obama money stimulus check is in the mail ???


15 posted on 08/17/2011 11:21:03 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: swain_forkbeard

“I cry fowl”

Well, you don’t need to get your feathers all ruffled. LOL!!


16 posted on 08/17/2011 11:21:42 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Nachum

This explains the constant sales of bone-in chicken breasts for .99¢ a pound I keep seeing.


17 posted on 08/17/2011 11:22:14 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oooooh, now you’ve done it! :D


18 posted on 08/17/2011 11:22:23 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Nachum

Let the price of chicken fall. Quit trying to direct the economy


19 posted on 08/17/2011 11:22:31 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum

“A chicken in every pot.” — Herbert Hoover, 1928 campaign slogan

“Chicken nuggets on every table.” — Barack Obama, 2012 campaign slogan


20 posted on 08/17/2011 11:23:05 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Nachum

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.


21 posted on 08/17/2011 11:23:12 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Word to the wise....never sweat the petty things, and more importantly, never pet the sweaty things.)
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To: Nachum
“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.

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.

22 posted on 08/17/2011 11:23:28 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Wolfie
We are so plucked.

LOL, those pluckers!

23 posted on 08/17/2011 11:28:41 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Nachum
The nation's chicken industry is having a difficult year.

Obama's policies choke the chicken.

24 posted on 08/17/2011 11:30:55 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Nachum
“A chicken bailout” In turn, keeps illegal aliens working! Remember the sad stories we all read and heard on the old media about how many illegals were leaving the United States because they could not find and keep jobs!

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

25 posted on 08/17/2011 11:32:23 AM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: yldstrk

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).


26 posted on 08/17/2011 11:32:58 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Nachum

APB ..... PETA


27 posted on 08/17/2011 11:34:31 AM PDT by hummingbird
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To: Nachum

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


28 posted on 08/17/2011 11:34:37 AM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Nachum

“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.


29 posted on 08/17/2011 11:36:16 AM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: Nachum

The chickens are comin’ home to roast.


30 posted on 08/17/2011 11:37:59 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Nachum

I think Tyson is a major democrat contributor.


31 posted on 08/17/2011 11:39:14 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Nachum

Well, take my cock and pullet.


32 posted on 08/17/2011 11:39:19 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Nachum

Well they do need food for Greyhound One.


33 posted on 08/17/2011 11:45:44 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Nachum

Everyone I know is buying & eating more chicken now than before. Beef isn’t on our menus very often anymore.


34 posted on 08/17/2011 11:47:58 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Wolfie

LOL!


35 posted on 08/17/2011 11:48:28 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 6SJ7

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”!!!!


36 posted on 08/17/2011 11:49:23 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: lwd
Is it for the Obama/Holder family reunion?

LMAO

The second and third cousins get chicken. The first line Baraqqis get Wagu beef and lobster.

37 posted on 08/17/2011 11:51:33 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Nachum

“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.


38 posted on 08/17/2011 11:52:27 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Nachum

Expect Holder to investigate whether brown chickens are being treated unfavorably.


39 posted on 08/17/2011 11:54:40 AM PDT by matt1234 (ObamaCare: Killing mommies for commies.)
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To: Nachum
Chicken producers are struggling with higher costs of running their business at the same time that consumers are buying less meat.

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.

40 posted on 08/17/2011 11:55:41 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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China and Russia Are Snubbing American Chicken
U.S. poultry producers are suffering as leg and thigh exports wither

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/china-and-russia-are-snubbing-american-chicken-07282011.html

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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 aid—earning 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


41 posted on 08/17/2011 12:00:26 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: Polyxene

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

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2200181/posts


42 posted on 08/17/2011 12:21:53 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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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.


43 posted on 08/17/2011 12:28:31 PM PDT by gunner03
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To: Nachum

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”
“Jan-2011”,”85”
“Feb-2011”,”85.07”
“Mar-2011”,”86.08”
“Apr-2011”,”86.4”
“May-2011”,”86.54”
“Jun-2011”,”86.94”
“Jul-2011”,”87.34”


44 posted on 08/17/2011 12:29:15 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Nachum

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!!!


45 posted on 08/17/2011 12:30:10 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (http://www.durban3nyc.com/. Go there and learn what those who seek to destroy Israel are up to)
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To: Nachum

“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.


46 posted on 08/17/2011 2:10:45 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Nachum
Chicken Sandwich BOGO at BIG MO's.


47 posted on 08/17/2011 3:04:11 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
"...Well, take my cock and pullet..."

You may have gotten away with that one, but don't try it again ................... FRegards

48 posted on 08/17/2011 3:44:11 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: gonzo
You may have gotten away with that one, but don't try it again ....

Oh no, sir; upon my honor.

49 posted on 08/17/2011 4:38:12 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Wolfie

“We are so plucked.”

Right. The situation is a first class cluck-up.


50 posted on 08/17/2011 6:37:06 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles.)
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