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Chicken farmers in Yamaguchi Prefecture and the prefectural government urged the national poultry association and other prefectures Monday to help stop sales losses caused by the outbreak of avian flu there.

Hisami Kinoshita, president of the prefecture’s poultry association, visited the Japan Poultry Association in Tokyo and presented a letter urging it to take measures to prevent damage stemming from safety concerns, including buyers canceling contracts for eggs and chicken meat from the prefecture.

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