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digital experience for consumers,
customers and the company."
Koven brings extensive digital,
marketing, sales and brand management experience to Hormel Foods,
from companies including The
Dial Corporation and The Clorox
Company. Koven also spent time at
Price Waterhouse and Accenture in
tax and finance roles.
Koven received his Bachelor of
Business Administration and Master
in Professional Accounting from The
University of Texas at Austin and later
his Master of Business Administration
from the Kellogg School of
Management at Northwestern
University in Evanston, Ill. ■
USDA LOWERS TURKEY
BY ROY GRABER
The U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) lowered its forecast for
turkey production for 2017, based on
a slower-than-expected recovery in
demand and relatively poor returns
to producers. The agency released
its latest production projections in
its World Agricultural Supply and
Demands Estimates (WASDE) report, issued on August 10.
USDA projected turkey production in the U.S. in 2017 will amount
to 5.98 billion pounds, down from
the July 2017 WASDE projection of
6.06 billion pounds produced. If realized, U.S. turkey production in 2017
will be nearly equal to the amount of
turkey produced in the U.S. in 2016.
The August 2017 WASDE report also
predicted 6.18 billion pounds of U.S.
turkey production for 2018.
Broiler production estimates
There were no changes in estimates for broiler production in 2017
or in 2018. The agency projected
41.48 billion pounds of chicken
production in 2017 and 42.28 billion
pounds of production in 2018 in both
its July and August WASDE reports.
U.S. broiler production in 2016
amounted to 40.7 billion pounds. ■
www.WATTAgNet.com ❙ September 2017