The recent Feeding the Economy report reveals that the US food and agriculture sectors are economic powerhouses! They represent 13 percent of all US jobs. These sectors contributed more than $2 trillion in wages in 2020. And nearly $797 billion in taxes. Food and agriculture contribute $7 trillion to the nation’s economy.
The report is commissioned by 33 food and ag groups. The numbers are staggering and, quite frankly, hard to conceptualize. But I share them for that very reason. Food and agriculture are huge. And these issues matter. It’s worth taking the time to talk about them, (respectfully) debate them, and keep people engaged.