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Chicken Producers Asked for Affidavits Confirming Price Data

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  • Sanderson Farms also among chicken producers to get request
  • Changes follow increased scrutiny of Georgia Dock price index

U.S. chicken producers including Tyson Foods Inc. and Sanderson Farms Inc. are being asked by the Georgia Department of Agriculture to meet new requirements for a price index as the agency makes changes amid concerns about the reliability of the benchmark.

The department is asking the companies and their representatives to submit affidavits and attestations declaring the price data they supply for the weekly so-called Georgia Dock index is accurate. The documents are due Tuesday, agency spokeswoman Julie McPeake said Monday. Companies that don’t meet the new requirements won’t be able to participate in the index.