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the export share of U.S. output is
languishing between 16 percent and
U.S. broiler production is increasing. This creates pressure to
find a destination for much of this
additional output or else drop domestic prices. But this isn't the ideal
environment for that scenario, creating a conundrum for the industry.
Conditions are challenging enough
for the broiler industry to grow its export program. Beef and pork are more
widely available and accessible. Other
chicken-exporting nations present
stiffer competition, too. Protectionist
measures by the White House create another layer of complication.
Despite the challenges, the U.S. remains a leading supplier of high-quality, affordable chicken. Behemoths
like Russia and China may be on
DESPITE THE CHALLENGES, THE
U.S. remains a leading supplier
of high-quality, affordable
the sidelines for now, but there are
numerous countries throughout Latin
America, Africa and the Middle East
with a growing appetite for proteinbased diets. Opportunities to do business there are plentiful.
It's not clear what relationships
might emerge the next few years to get
chicken exports back on stronger footing, or if it will even happen. What is
clear is that it will take diligence on
the part of chicken companies and
more accommodating gestures by our
government to seize the opportunities that are available. Otherwise, the
export program could be something of
a trouble spot for the broiler industry
these next few years. ■
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