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Time to celebrate – it’s National Chicken Month!

By David B. Strickland Poultry Times editor dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — September is a great month. Do you know why?

College football has started back, sure; I’ll give you that one. But it is also National Chicken Month.

An industry economic impact study noted that the U.S. chicken industry provides more than 1.5 million jobs, almost $95 billion in wages and approximately $417 billion in national economic activity.

Chicken is a big deal.

Both nationally and internationally.

For this September, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service provided a special feature on the nation’s chicken exports.

U.S. chicken exports equal about $4.4 billion and. . .

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