The meat industry is the largest sector of agriculture and agriculture is the largest sector of the U.S. economy. Many economic factors contribute to business success. Here you'll learn about price and export reporting issues, structural changes in the meat and poultry industry, view charts showing trends in sales, production, consumption and exporting and learn about many other factors that impact the U.S. and international market for meat and poultry.
The members of the U.S. meat and poultry industry are committed to being good stewards of the environment in which they operate. In addition to striving for full compliance with a host of federal, state and local environmental regulations, the industry embraces a comprehensive set of environmental best practices.
FOOD SAFETY / INSPECTION
HEALTH & WELLNESS
WORKFORCE EMPLOYMENT & SAFETY
Nearly 500,000 people work in the U.S. meat & poultry industry. Our industry has long been a starting point for new Americans. In the early 20th century in the U.S., many foreign born workers hailed from Europe. Today, U.S. companies employ people born many other countries and continents, including Africa, Asia, Mexico and Central South America.