DANGEROUS BIRD FLU stayed out of the United States, yet its presence in other countries had an impact on business here. Although the U.S. doesn't import products from countries that have had avian flu, demand for American exports still decreased and the U.S. meat industry saw prices hit three-year lows this year. While chicken prices dropped sharply, the bargains offered by retailers drove chicken sales up, according to retailers who talked to SN earlier this year. Industry groups devoted ...

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