November 14, 2007

Agriculture: How America Got So Rich


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We stand on very fortunate ground here in the U.S. Throughout this country, we have different seasonal patterns and climates that allow us to produce an abundance of basic essentials that feed, clothe and shelter the world. Agriculture is the largest industry in this country, employing over 20 million people.

While human intelligence has played a big role in the continual industrial revolution, a lot of our agriculture success and wealth must be credited to simply residing on such fertile ground.

However, we are not the only country to have this climate, and yet, we are the wealthiest.

So, while agriculture may take partial credit, let's keep looking.

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