The National Agriculture Statistics Service reported the combined value of production from U.S. broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2008 was $35.9 billion, up 11% from the $32.2 billion in 2007, according to a NASS report summary.

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The value of broilers produced during 2008 was $23.1 billion, up 7% from 2007; egg production in 2008 was $8.23 billion, up 22% from the $6.72 billion in 2007; 2008 turkey production was $4.48 billion, up 13% from the $3.95 billion the previous year; and chicken sales (excluding broilers) in 2008 were $61.8 million, up 20% from the $51.5 million a year ago.