Farm Bill/Farm Program

MAP and FMD: Activity Abroad Drives Profit at Home

Agricultural exports remain one of the brightest lights in the U.S. economy, expected to run a $23 billion surplus in 2017, creating a strong multiplier effect that is especially pronounced in rural communities. In 2014, $150 billion in total U.S. agricultural exports produced an additional $190 billion in economic activity for a total of $340 billion in economic output. Agricultural exports also supported 1.1 million full-time U.S. jobs, including 800,000 off-farm jobs in assembly, processing and distribution. … Read More »