AGRICULTURE: The Cackle King

Poultry men, who count their chickens after they are hatched, last week got a big surprise. Totting up preliminary results of chicken raising for 1951, they figured that Georgia had become the No. 1 chicken-producing state in the nation, passing Delaware, which has been the biggest producer for six years. Georgia, which has boosted chicken output some 5,000% in the last ten years, gained nearly 50% last year alone, to a record production of 92 million birds. It was the latest example of the South's burgeoning business enterprise.

The man responsible for Georgia's clucking, cackling boom is Jesse D. Jewell,...

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