ef;ciencies in better grain and meat
markets and have a banner year.”
Top issues for 2010
When asked to select the top-three
issues for the poultry industry in 2010
(from a list of 10 issues), two were picked
by half of the respondents: the general
economy and meat/poultry supply and
demand. This closely mirrors the concerns expressed in the PCI this quarter.
Four other issues stood out from the
expect to see
better grain and
rest: export market, grain prices, regulatory issues and environmental issues.
Although regulatory and environmental
issues were only “middle of the pack,”
they produced many heartfelt comments.
A select minority predicted that regulatory and environmental issues could
have the biggest impact of all before the
year is over.
The poultry industry’s bright outlook should bode well for expansion,
jobs and pro;tability. Concerns hinged
primarily on continued improvements
in the general economy and the ability
to keep supply and demand in a positive
position. It is the author’s opinion that
a lack of jobs or opportunities could
dampen rising optimism. Let’s hope
that I’m wrong. ■
Greg Rennier, Ph.D., is president of Rennier
Associates Inc., e-mail greg@rennierassociates.
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