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Recognizing agriculture’s importance during ‘National Agriculture Week’

By David B. Strickland Poultry Times editor dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

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WASHINGTON — This week, March 17-23, all Americans are encouraged to take a moment and recognize how the nation’s agricultural industries contribute to all our daily lives, in so many aspects, from food, to fuel, to fiber.

More than 22 million full- and part-time jobs are related to agriculture and the food sector, which equals about 10 percent of all of the nation’s employment, the USDA’s Economic Research notes, adding that there are about 2.6 million on-farm jobs in the U.S., which represents just over 1 percent of U.S. employment.

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