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When it comes to chicken-processing plants, some communities see jobs where others see environmental concerns

by Brian Grimmett Jun 14, 2018
A suburban community in Kansas turns away from the prospect of a chicken processing plant, while a rural town sees the possibility it would bring new jobs.
Shops and restaurants line one of Concordia’s main streets in downtown.
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Trade showdown

Tariff jitters are rippling through the ag economy

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Apr 5, 2018
Besides causing "extreme nervousness," the Ozark Mountain Poultry CEO says the tariff threats haven't impacted the market yet.
A potential trade war has implications for the poultry industry.
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Your grocer really wants you to have chicken tonight

by Amy Scott and Shaheen Ainpour Jan 5, 2018
At a lot of markets, the rotisserie bird is the hottest-selling item, pun intended.
Grocers are going to some lengths to keep the price of rotisserie chickens down.
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Buffalo Wild Wings may give Arby's owner a chicken wing dilemma

by Andy Uhler Nov 28, 2017
Demand is up, but supply is getting expensive.
Chicken wings are so popular now that wholesale prices rose almost 20 percent this year.
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Move over, meat. Tyson Foods' CEO is excited about plant proteins.

by Kai Ryssdal, Bridget Bodnar, and Emily Henderson Nov 1, 2017
Tom Hayes says the company is looking at affordable, sustainable options that consumers want.
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There's a whole lot of love for Howlin' Ray's Nashville-style hot chicken in LA

by Adriene Hill and Daisy Palacios Jul 18, 2017
Copy cats are popping up, and chef Johnny Zone promotes them. "That means we're doing something right."
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Chicken farmer ramps up biosecurity measures

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 8, 2017
Ed Fryar says he's 'watchful' but not worried about the recent avian flu outbreak in Tennessee.
A strain of bird flu was detected in a chicken farm in Tennessee earlier this week, causing worry over the possibility of an avian influenza outbreak.
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Wendy’s to shell out $30 million for smaller, tastier chickens

by Adam Allington Feb 16, 2017
As Wendy’s releases its earnings, we take a look at the fast food chain’s hunt for a tastier chicken. The company is prepared to spend $30 million on smaller chickens in hopes they’ll provide more tender, less rubbery meat. Turns…

Tyson reports earnings as ag industry watches broilers, Trump threats

by Annie Baxter Feb 6, 2017
The nation’s top broiler chicken producer, Tyson Foods, reports earnings today. Analysts will be eyeing whether Tyson executives express worries about export markets. President Donald Trump has, in recent weeks, taken a combative stance toward some key trading partners, like…

Critics cluck over a benchmark for chicken prices

by Annie Baxter Nov 23, 2016
A common price index for chicken meat is raising questions.
A woman inspects frozen chicken on sale at a supermarket on 10 March 2006. 
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