Of all the private land in the United States, farmland accounts for 18%. That’s a massive region of the United States devoted to raising crops. Not only that, but up to 96.4% of crop-producing American farms are still owned by families, even with the rise of the industrial agriculture complex. Since our nation’s earliest days, farming the land has been woven into our country’s DNA.
Agriculture is also a huge driver of the nation’s economy, with 2.2 million active farms stretching from sea to shining sea. To give you a sense of perspective, Nebraska farms have exported $23 billion in agricultural goods to countries all over the world. And if that seems like a lot, remember that agriculture generates $36.4 billion every year in Texas alone.
In the 21st century, agriculture will play an even more cen