Why is animal agriculture important to soybean farmers?
Animal agriculture consumes 98 percent of the meal from U.S. soybeans. This soy meal goes to feed chickens, turkeys, hogs, cattle, farm-raised fish and other animals.
Study demonstrates why it’s important to support poultry and livestock farmers
A recent soy checkoff-funded study took a look at current U.S. supply and demand for poultry and livestock products and the impact additional animal ag regulations would make on food prices.
The study shows consumers could pay as much as $16.8 billion more every year for meat, dairy and eggs if regulations caused animal ag input costs to rise by. These regulations could also reduce U.S. exports by $1.1 billion and cause 9,000 Americans to lose their jobs, according to the study.