Collins requests increased poultry production

Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow increased line speeds in poultry processing plants across the nation. In his letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Collins cited processors in South America, Asia, Canada, and Europe that are safely operating at line speeds of up to 200 birds per minute while U.S. continued to restrict production speed to 140 birds per minute.

Congressman Collins in making the case for increased line speeds cited the poultry impact in Georgia and specifically in the 9th District:

Agriculture remains a vital dimension of Georgia’s economy, while poultry production generates more than $18 billion for the state economy and $10.9 billion for the Ninth District economy annually.


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