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National Agriculture Week & Day: March 10-16 & 14, 2019

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A green row panorama of fresh crops grow on an agricultural farm field in the Salinas Valley, California USA

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture — National Ag Day: Giving Thanks for Agriculture, From Farm to Fork:

March 21, 2017 — “Today is National Ag Day, a day to recognize the role of American agriculture in our daily lives and the efforts of those who shape the American food system. The average American farmer feeds approximately 144 people worldwide, and with agriculture being our number one export, agriculture is critically important to sustaining the U.S. economy.

“Although USDA’s Economic Research Service reported the lowest figures on record for food insecurity among children in 2015, nearly 16 million U.S. households (PDF, 1 MB) — which is more than the total number of households in either California or Texas — were food insecure at some point during that year.”

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Note: The table above is modified to show Farmers, Farming, Agriculture, etc., for both the male and female civilian population (highlighted in yellow).

 

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Note: The cropped table above shows “Farmers, ranchers, and other agriculture managers” and “Buyers and purchasing agents, farm products” (highlighted in yellow).


More Stats:

From Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (1992-2019): provides broad-based, monthly statistical data on economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector. The survey measures current industrial activity and provides an indication of future business trends.


From Foreign Trade:

USA Trade Online — The Official Source of Trade Statistics (FREE to all users) — After an account is created, select options for “Harmonized System (HS)” or “HS,” select “Exports” or “Imports," type in the agriculture topic of interest (such as commodity or agriculture-related equipment) in the "Commodity" search box, then select options for geography and/or time. Select “Report” for data. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.


Source: 2016 Annual Survey of Manufactures.

Table AM1631GS101, Annual Survey of Manufactures: General Statistics: Statistics for Industry Groups and Industries:

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