New Study Shows Chicken Industry Positively Impacts U.S. Economy

he National Chicken Council and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association have released a new economic impact study that shows the positive impact the chicken industry has on U.S. jobs, wages and federal and state revenue. NCC President Mike Brown says while chicken farms and processing plants aren't located in every state or congressional district in the U.S. - the study captures how the industry's positive economic impact extends across the country - hitting every sector of the economy. The study shows the industry directly and indirectly provides more than 1-million jobs, 47-billion dollars in wages, 197.5-billion dollars in economic activity and 17.2-billion dollars in government revenue. For more information on the study - go to www dot chicken feeds America dot org (

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