Nationally, animal agriculture created over $74 billion in earnings that resulted in over $400 billion in economic output in the United States. This means that animal agriculture and related industries generated $400 billion into the economy. Livestock and poultry production created 2.9 million jobs in the United States, according to the Animal Agriculture Economic Analysis Update, a report by Promar Internationl for the United Soybean Board (USB). To put the economic output in perspective, the automotive industry accounted for $344 billion in 2002, according to a report by the Center for Automotive Research.
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