The poultry industry in Alabama has more than a $15 billion impact on the state and represents 1/8th of the state’s economy. The revenue generated from the poultry industry is in turn re-invested in financial institutions, used to purchase vehicles, homes and groceries. In fact, most of the revenue generated is spent at the local level. The poultry industry is one of the largest industries in Alabama, responsible for some 86,000 jobs and producing over one billion birds each year.
APEA is dedicated to serving those companies and individuals that make up Alabama’s poultry industry. APEA strives to promote fair taxation and utility rates, environmental stewardship, membership development, safety and health, product promotion, adequate transportation, continuing industry education and public relations.