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Sector Overview


The Food and Agriculture Sector is almost entirely under private ownership and is composed of an estimated 2.1 million farms; 935,000 restaurants; and more than 200,000 registered food manufacturing, processing, and storage facilities. This sector accounts for roughly one-fifth of the nation's economic activity. 

The Food and Agriculture Sector has critical dependencies with many sectors, but particularly with the following: 

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Brad Fruth

Sector Chief

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