USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) last week purchased 1,888,000 pounds of chicken and chicken products at an approximate cost of $1,444,971.20 for school lunch and other domestic food nutrition assistance programs.  The complete purchase report can be found on AMS’s Web site.  Details of the June 28 purchase follow:

 Product PoundsAward Prices Total Dollars
 Cut-up 880,000$0.7773 – $0.8561 $704,552.00
 Chilled bulk pack (large) 720,000$0.7196 – $0.7196 518,112.00
 Chilled bulk pack (small) 288,000$0.7719 – $0.7719 222,307.20
 Total Purchase 1,888,000 $1,444,971.20


 The next invitation for chicken and chicken products was issued on July 6.  Offers are due by July 13.  Acceptances will be announced by July 18 for delivery from August 1-15.  The invitation can be found on AMS’s Web site.