USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on March 5 purchased chicken products as indicated below for distribution to the school lunch child nutrition and other related domestic food assistance programs for fiscal year 2012. Deliveries will be made from March 16 to April 15.

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Product Pounds Award Prices Total Dollars
Chicken Large Chilled 11,988,000 $0.7089-$0.7448 $8,808,469
Chicken Legs Chilled 684,000 $0.6669-$0.6669 $456,160
Chicken Small Chilled 432,000 $0.8103-$0.8103 $350,050
TOTAL 13,104,000 $9,614,679