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Critics cluck over a benchmark for chicken prices

Annie Baxter Nov 23, 2016
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A woman inspects frozen chicken on sale at a supermarket on 10 March 2006.  HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images

Critics cluck over a benchmark for chicken prices

Annie Baxter Nov 23, 2016
A woman inspects frozen chicken on sale at a supermarket on 10 March 2006.  HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images
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You’d think all eyes would be on turkey this week, but chicken is stealing some headlines. A price index that grocery stores use when buying chicken from processors is under scrutiny. Each week the Georgia Department of Agriculture puts out a bulletin dubbed the “Georgia Dock,” which reflects pricing information the agency gathers from chicken processors in the state. But questions are mounting about the quality of that pricing information.

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