The poultry industry is important to the U.S. economy, providing over 1.5 million jobs and accounting for 11 percent of total U.S. agriculture sales. And its growth doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Poultry and egg sales totaled $42.8 billion in 2012, an increase of 15 percent since 2007. Poultry meat consumption continues to rank higher than beef or pork and Americans each consume an average of 260 eggs annually. Put AgAmerica’s competitive rates and land lending experience to work for your poultry farming operation.
Poultry Industry Overview
In 2012, U.S. sales of poultry and eggs totaled $42.8 billion; this was a $5.7 billion, or 15 percent, increase over 2007.
19 percent of poultry principal operators were women – a higher proportion than for farms overall.
Much of the industry is concentrated in the southeastern part of the country.
The solution: This farm family’s local ancestry goes back to the early 1900’s. They are third generation farmers who have grown corn, peanuts, cotton, tobacco, cattle, and chickens. In 2013, the family obtained a three-year breeder hen growing agreement…