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Greg Rennier

Greg Rennier

Greg Rennier, Ph.D., is president of Rennier Associates Inc. To contact Rennier, email greg@rennierassociates.com.

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A new era of optimism in the US poultry industry?

Spurred on by positive market trends, industry leaders are optimistic about the future.
For the last five years the WATT/Rennier Poultry Confidence Index documented an unprecedented strength and duration of optimism in the US poultry industry, peaking in the first quarter of 2015.
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US poultry industry riding wave of optimism

With poultry supply and demand in balance and cheap corn available for feed ingredients, U.S. poultry producers are profitable and expanding production.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the U.S. poultry industry continued a lengthy streak of optimism with the Poultry Confidence Index (PCI) tracking scores remaining well above their normative baseline for three consecutive years.
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Trump scores high for poultry where it counts

In a Poultry Confidence Index poll, President Trump’s performance was rated highest on issues most important to poultry industry.
In a Poultry Confidence Index poll, President Trump’s performance was rated highest on issues most important to poultry industry.
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Poultry industry confidence high despite profit concerns

Sustained optimism was diminished slightly by concerns for reduced profits, but experts predict little-to-no impact on short term profits.
Sustained optimism was diminished slightly by concerns for reduced profits. However, several experts have suggested that the economy can absorb near-term supply/demand projections and should have little-to-no impact on short-term profits while expansions projected a positive radiance across the industry.
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US poultry industry weighs in on Trump presidency

U.S. poultry industry’s views of President Donald Trump are positive, but there’s discontent with some of his actions, says Poultry Confidence Index survey.
As President Donald J. Trump completed his first month in office, Poultry Confidence Index survey respondents provided their views on him and his new administration.
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US poultry industry confidence surges in 2017

US poultry industry confidence surged in 2017 on low grain prices and expectations of an improved U.S. economy, according to Poultry Confidence Index.
All of the Poultry Confidence Index (PCI) indicators in the first quarter of 2017 exceeded the 100-point baseline for the first time in two years, which proves a truism about forecasting – it’s always wrong.
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US poultry regulations remain top concern for 2017

Regulatory issues are the top poultry industry concern for the next six months, says Poultry Confidence Index survey.
Regulatory issues were once again the top issue for the U.S. poultry industry headed into the new year in 2017, according to a recent WATT-Rennier Poultry Confidence Index survey poll.
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