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Chicken prices rising, supplies low, according to Texas A&M University Extension experts

By Adam Russell, Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University AgriLife

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Poultry prices, especially prices for chicken breasts, have skyrocketed due to surging demand, tighter supplies and a transitioning supply chain, according to Texas A&M University’s AgriLife Extension Service experts.

Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension economist of Bryan-College Station, said wholesale chicken prices continue to rise as demand from restaurants has put pressure on supplies of certain poultry cuts.

U.S. poultry production declined during 2020 as the industry grappled with shifting demand associated with the pandemic, Anderson said. Poultry companies struggled to find profits as closures impacted restaurants, a major destination for various. . .

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