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the 2014 National Corn Growers
Association National (NCGA) Corn
Yield Contest. In 2014, the U.S. national average for bushels of corn per acre was 171, but
Dowdy harvested 503 bushels per acre.
When asked how he did it, Dowdy said it was because of his "willingness to try something new." 

4. Transition to a circular poultry production model.
Experts estimate that 30 percent to 40 percent of the
food produced in the U.S. ends up in landfills, which is
the lowest percentage in the world.
"Today's chicken production system is linear, and
the industry thinks in terms of starting points and end
products," Bush said. "The industry has an opportunity to
improve by adopting a circular production model that includes zero tolerance for food waste in the supply chain."
He said one of the biggest opportunities for the
industry to reduce food waste is emerging technology

for nutrient recycling, which takes waste and harnesses
nature to recycle nutrients back into a natural feed.
"Adopting a circular production system with zero
tolerance for waste will provide increased production,
improved efficiency, and other measurable benefits for
the industry and for humanity as a whole," he said.
"For supply chain managers and the chicken industry to prosper in the future, we will need to address
new challenges and new opportunities," Bush added.
"This will require a willingness to embrace new ways
of thinking and doing things." ■

Bill Roenigk is the former senior vice president/chief
economist for the National Chicken Council and currently
is an industry consultant.


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