Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Aug 11, 2015
Press Release

CAMILLA, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced that he co-authored a peer-reviewed paper entitled “Georgia’s Poultry Industry and Its Impact on the Local Economy and Global Trade” recently published by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review.

“Georgia is our nation’s number one chicken and turkey producing state, with over $555 million of poultry exported annually,” said Congressman Bishop. “From supplying the neighborhood barbecue to providing jobs at home to strengthening our nation’s competitive edge in the world economy, it is important to underscore the significant impact of yet another important asset of America, the poultry growers and producers of Georgia.”

The paper describes Georgia’s poultry industry and its impact on the local, regional, and national economy as well as global trade. As consumer and industry demand for poultry continue to rise, Georgia has emerged as the top producer of poultry in the country. The paper touches trends in Georgia’s broiler industry, Georgia’s role in the global broiler market, factors affecting Georgia broiler exports, and implications for Georgia’s agricultural sector and state economy.

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR) publishes high quality, peer reviewed, scholarly articles on topics relates to the practice of management in the food and agribusiness industry. The Review includes scholarly articles on business, public policy, law and education pertaining to the global food system. The Review also reflects agribusiness scholarship world-wide with over half of its Editorial Board, managing editors, and article submissions coming from outside of the United States.

Click here to read “Georgia’s Poultry Industry and Its Impact on the Local Economy and Global Trade.” Congressman Bishop also produced a video to introduce the paper. Click here to view the video.