Why chicken wing prices are rising when they should be dropping

Why chicken wing prices are rising when they should be dropping

More chickens doesn’t necessarily more wing supply for restaurants

Followers of commodity prices can get whiplash keeping pace with chicken wing prices every year, and 2015 isn’t any different.

Wing prices have risen 63 percent in this year compared to the same time in 2014, according to Denver-based food purchasing cooperative SpenDifference. The high prices are coming at a time when chicken prices should be easing thanks to increases in supply and decreases in the price of corn.

“It seems weird,” said Dan Patterson, supply chain man

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