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How agriculture helps keep the U.S. economy moving forward

(BPT) – Despite the economic challenges since the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic this year, one area of the U.S. economy is still going strong: agriculture. Amid so much uncertainty, food security is essential to the population of the United States and the world. Currently, American farms not only grow enough food for America’s 330 million residents, but they also export more than 20% of what they produce to international markets, according to American Farm Bureau Federation economist Veronica Nigh. The pandemic had some impact on exports, although the effect appears to be temporary. ‘International buyers’ ability to purchase …

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