Thursday, August 7, 2008

UGA report: Food, Fiber Big Players in Georgia’s Economy

When the numbers are totaled, food and fiber production are the dominate drivers of Georgia’s economic engine, according to a report by the University of Georgia. Released by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, the report showed that the food and fiber sector, which is everything from agriculture and forestry products to food services, accounts for 14 percent of the state’s employment and 13 percent of its economic output. In all, it employs 708,174 people and accounts for $92 billion in sales, said Archie Flanders, a CAED economist... Click to read: UGA report: Food, Fiber Big Players in Georgia’s Economy

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