Industry: Chicken Fat

The mass-produced U.S. chicken that has made headlines by being kept out of Europe has also been making history of a sort down on the farm. This year the U.S. will produce a record of more than 2 billion chickens, enough to put two chickens in the pot of every family in the world. Today's chicken growers are more industrialists than mere farmers, and they preside over a $3.5 billion-a-year business. They have learned the lessons of automation and cost controls so well that they now run one of the nation's most efficient industries.

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