Farmers feed you. We don’t often consider that while eating dinner each night, but farming is one of the most important industries on Earth.
The agriculture industry as a whole has a huge impact. In Spokane County alone, it generates $587 million in annual economic impact and 1,576 jobs.
Let’s run down a list of facts you may or may not know about the ag industry.
As you can see, the ag industry is a big mover and shaker of our economy. Our Agri-Business Council does a nice job of bringing the industry together each month. The Agri-Business Council of Greater Spokane Incorporated hosts the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum each year that brings in tons of visitors and money to our economy.
So the next time you eat dinner, you’ll be glad to know there are farmers and other ag-industry folks working hard to keep you fed.
Data Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture and Washington State Department of Agriculture