FMI BOARD TO GET PLEA ON BEEF PRICE PUSH

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Food Marketing Institute here plans to present to its board in May a plea from cattle ranchers that retailers feature beef's low prices more this spring, as a way to help move an increasingly sluggish market."Boxed beef prices are below year-ago levels, and 1998 prices are sharply below 1997 prices for pork and broilers," wrote Chuck Schroeder, chief executive officer of the

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Food Marketing Institute here plans to present to its board in May a plea from cattle ranchers that retailers feature beef's low prices more this spring, as a way to help move an increasingly sluggish market.

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