United States Agriculture


Agriculture is production of vegetation, animals, or other biofuel for the benefit of the nation or community as a whole.

United States Department of Agriculture

The USDA was formed due to a necessity for proper documentation of agricultural statistics, and a lack of federal laws protecting the rights of farmers and ranchers and the products they produce. Many new laws have been implemented since its creation in 1862. These federally regulated laws supported not only the producers, commonly through the form of government subsidies, but also the consumers by assuring the quality and safety of each food product grown or produced in the United States. (USDA.com)

United States Facts:

Population: 317,460,000

Government: Representative Democracy

Poverty Level: The 2012 Census Declared 16% of US pop. Lives in poverty

Education: 85% of US citizens attain a secondary diploma

Average Household Income: $50,024 (Data Collected by United States Census Bureau)

United States Statistics (The Average American)

  • The average american ingests about 1,996 pounds of food each year (roughly one ton)
  • 110 lb. of Red Meat
  • 73.6 Lb. of Poultry
  • 16.1 Lb. of Fish
  • 181 lb. of Milk
  • 56 lb. of corn (415.4 lb. of vegetables)
  • and 273 lb. of fruit. (Data Collected by visual economics 2010)

United States Production

  • $225,710,050,000 worth of crops in 2012
  • $49,213,753,000 worth of cattle in 2012
  • 57,797,096,000 Lb. of poultry meat produced in 2012 (Data Collected by NASS)