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Agri View: Food Dollars

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food dollarsEverett Griner talks about what we actually are getting for our food dollars in today’s Agri View.

You know the major concern of today’s food shopper is price. Quality is the next highest priority. Little thought is given to what their dollars spent for food is doing otherwise. Well, here is a couple of things you might consider.

It generates some 43 million jobs that feed other Americans. That translates into almost 2 trillion dollars. No other industry does that much. But, it also generates over 900 billion dollars in taxes. And that’s not all.

Our country is the world’s biggest exporter of agriculture products. Now, when these farm products goes overseas, they begin to boost the economy of foreign countries the minute they are loaded on the ships.

So, the next time you shop for food, think about what your money is buying. It is buying a lot than just your meals.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…