Officials with Georgia’s Department of Agriculture, which oversees Georgia Dock poultry prices, are requiring Tyson Foods and the rest of the poultry industry to submit weekly price affidavits that will be used to calculate the industry benchmark price for the commodity.
The new requirements are a result of ongoing class action litigation against the poultry industry for alleged price fixing dating back to 2008. The first affidavits were due Tuesday (Nov. 29), according to Julie McPeake, spokeswoman for the Georgia Dock Indices. She said companies that fail to comply will no longer be able to participate in the index.
Springdale-based Tyson Foods, the largest of all poultry companies in the U.S., has long been an active member of the Georgia Dock. But Tyson executives last week... [ MORE ]