Warning! Chicken wing shortage expected for this year's Super Bowl1/23/2013
It's time to stock up on chicken wings if you're planning on chowing down on their saucy goodness during the Super Bowl. The National Chicken Council, which, despite its name, is not made up of a bunch of chickens sitting behind old mahogany desks, warns that because of lower production, only 1.23 billion wings will be eaten during this year's big game. That's 12.3 million fewer wings than last year. Bill Roenigk, the chief economist and market analyst with the Council, said companies produced 1 percent fewer chickens last year because of high corn and feed prices. Last year's drought is cited as one reason for the increase in feed costs. [Source]
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