KANSAS CITY, MO. — Finding distinct data points is always valuable information for members of the meat and poultry industry. Every two years, the US Poultry & Egg Association conducts its Poultry and Egg Economic Impact Study to take a closer look at the economics of the industry.
The report, sponsored by USPOULTRY, National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers, showed that the US poultry industry provides 2,139,617 jobs and $121.1 billion in wages. The study said the economic activity provided by the poultry industry was $576.6 billion with $41.9 billion in government revenue.
This week’s podcast guest is Gwen Venable, vice president of communications for USPOULTRY, who shares an overview of the economic study.
Venable explains how people in the poultry industry responded to this study and what kind of data they were asked to contribute.
Venable also discusses how industry leaders can search and find materials all the way down to county and state house and senate district.
Finally, she shares why this economic study is so important for the industry and the plans they have for the study in the future.