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Feeding the U.S. Economy

Study Reveals Extensive Role of Food & Ag Sectors in Feeding the U.S. Economy
The 2017 Food and Agriculture Industries Economic Impact Study estimates
the economic contributions made by the food industry to the U.S. economy in 2017.

A nationwide economic impact study released on November 16, 2017 found that more than one-fifth (or 20.4%) of the nation’s economy is linked, either directly or indirectly, to the food and agriculture sectors and that more than one-fourth of all American jobs (28%) are similarly connected.

The study measures the number of jobs in food and agriculture related industries; the wages paid to employees, the value added and total output. In addition, it measures the economic impact of the suppliers that support the food and agriculture industries, as well as those industries supported by the induced spending of direct and supplier industries.

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