U.S. places $40 million chicken order

CNN Money
Posted August 21, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — 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.

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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, according to the National Chicken Council.

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