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 National Cattlemen's Beef Association, in an April 6 letter to the FMI. "Prices risk moving ...

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