Ag jobs get big boost from farm exports

Agriculture supports 1 in 11 jobs in the nation's economy and has been steadily climbing in recent years.

Jobs in the agriculture sector supported by U.S. farm exports are at the highest level in at least 25 years. Today, agriculture supports 1 in 11 jobs (it’s actually 10.7) in the U.S. economy, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

“Since 2008, our numbers on ag trade have been through the roof,” said Matt Herrick, USDA director of communications. “It’s not just a value story, either. Volume is up as more people around the world pull thems

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