Poultry Industry Releases Economic Impact Study
The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers recently released an updated economic impact study. The study highlights the poultry industry's positive impact on jobs, wages, and federal and state revenue in the United States. The study indicates the U.S. poultry industry provides more than two million jobs, $125 billion in wages, $555 billion in economic activity and $33 billion in government revenue nationwide.
Specifically, the study found the chicken industry provided $417 billion in economic activity, while the turkey industry provides $99.5 billion, and the egg industry provides $44.7 billion. Here in the Northwest, poultry has an over $1.5 billion impact on Idaho, an over $2 billion impact in Oregon, and over $4.4 billion impact in Washington.
“We are pleased to continue providing this valuable tool across the industry that shows the positive economic impact the poultry industry has on our nation and communities," said John Starkey, president of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association.
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