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Created: 12/20/13 (Fri) | Topic:        

The value of agriculture

The value of agriculture

Did you know agricultural exports are a big deal for the U.S. economy? It's true.

According to American Farm Bureau trade specialist Dave Salmonsen, "Our exports at over $140 billion a year, our imports at about $115 billion a year, are probably about 10 percent of all our trade, but it’s one of our number one positive trade things, meaning we have a surplus and we’re one of the only sectors that has that and it make helps make up some trade deficits that we have. So it’s a real bright spot in the U.S. economy."


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