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The US produced a record 100 billion pounds of meat in 2017, including 48 percent poultry and 52 percent beef and pork; about 15 percent of US-produced meat is exported. USDA expects Americans to consume 223 pounds of meat per person in 2018.
Most poultry plants process 140 birds a minute. The National Chicken Council asked USDA in September 2017 to remove limits on disassembly line speeds, drawing opposition from unions representing poultry workers who believe worker injuries will increase. The NCC counters that faster line speeds would apply only to evisceration lines that are almost fully automated, not to parts of the line where workers cut and package poultry.