Agriculture Accounts for 5% of U.S. Economy

September 29, 2011 02:10 AM

Agriculture contributes around $700 billion to the U.S. economy, says American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman. "That’s a number I don’t think people realize," he says.

Stallman says agriculture continues to have positive growth and plays a large role in the health of the nation’s economy. "Every $1 billion of additional U.S. ag exports creates approximately 9,000 jobs."

Listen in as Stallman visits with AgWeb Editor Greg Vincent as part of’s "A Day in Agriculture."



See all ‘A Day in Agriculture’ coverage.

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