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Food & ag drive U.S. economy

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Commentary.

The seventh annual Feeding the Economy report released by 25 food and ag groups last week contains some powerful information on jobs, wages and economic output pertaining to the U.S. food and agriculture industries and their suppliers. The report shows the U.S. food and agriculture sector supports about 23 million jobs, provides $927 billion in wages, and is especially vital to our rural communities.

These are “farm to fork” numbers, encompassing the two million-plus farms and ranches that cover two out of every five acres in the U.S.

Food & ag drive U.S. economy