Farm burger sales are surging in Georgia.
The number of new meat-packing and meat-processing jobs in the state jumped from 4,300 jobs in August to 12,000 last month.
Thats a 10% jump from the same month last year.
That’s more than triple the number of jobs from the month before.
The increase in the meat industry is a big reason for the increase.
Farmers say they are getting more efficient and cost effective with new technology and the latest technology, including robots.
But not everyone is happy about the news.
“It just seems like a bunch of marketing and advertising and marketing,” said Jeffrey Anderson, owner of Anderson’s Beef in Atlanta.
“There are some very serious problems that we’re having with some of these new technology that are being developed, and they are really hurting our economy and hurting our farmers.”
Anderson is also worried about rising food prices.
The state’s farmers have been losing their ability to produce meat for their customers and now they can’t compete.
“We are going to have to come up with some new ways to compete with these new technologies,” he said.
“We’ve got to find new ways.”