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U.S. chicken sector boosted by fast-food items, costly beef

Jun 20 2013

CHICAGO This is a good year to be in the U.S. chicken business. Profits are up, production and prices are rising, fast-food restaurants are promoting chicken dishes, and feed costs appear headed lower thanks to expected large U.S. corn and soybean crops.

U.S. chicken sector boosted by fast-food items, costly beef

Jun 20 2013

CHICAGO, June 20 This is a good year to be in the U.S. chicken business. Profits are up, production and prices are rising, fast-food restaurants are promoting chicken dishes, and feed costs appear headed lower thanks to expected large U.S. corn and soybean crops.

Drought deepens worries about food supplies, prices

Aug 01 2012

CHICAGO Alarm grew over the unrelenting Midwest drought on Tuesday, as one of the top corporate leaders in agriculture warned that the government must act quickly to reduce the amount of corn going to ethanol to prevent a sharp spike in food prices.

Drought deepens worries about food supplies, prices

Jul 31 2012

CHICAGO Alarm grew over the unrelenting Midwest drought on Tuesday, as one of the top corporate leaders in agriculture warned that the government must act quickly to reduce the amount of corn going to ethanol to prevent a sharp spike in food prices.

Rains give mild relief to drought, grain prices tumble

Jul 24 2012

CHICAGO Welcome rains provided some relief to heat-stressed cities and worried farmers in the U.S. Midwest on Tuesday, but reports of failed crops, wildfires and other fallout from the worst U.S. drought in more than 50 years tempered any optimism.

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