The Feeding the Economy coalition has released an economic impact study. It found nearly 41 million jobs are linked to the food and agriculture sector. That’s equal to 20 percent of the U.S. economy and 25 percent of all jobs. According to the state breakdowns, 77,000 direct jobs in North Dakota are connected to agriculture. There are 369,000 jobs in Minnesota and 90,000 jobs associated with food and farming in South Dakota. A wide-ranging coalition of commodity groups and farm organizations sponsored this study.
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