Agriculture Is Only a Tiny Part of America’s Economy — And That’s a Good Thing

There are more people working for the USDA than there people engaged in production agriculture.

In fact, there is an old joke about an employee at the Department of Agriculture. It seems that his co-workers found him first thing in the morning, sitting at his desk and crying like a baby. They finally got him calmed down enough to find out what was wrong. Punctuated by great “sniffs,” he managed to get it out–“My farmer died.”

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Logic would suggest that the USDA and its subordinate agencies are laying off employees and reducing their size and scope in response to the decline of America’s beloved industry.
A Handbook for Ranch Managers Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View There are more people working for the USDA than there people engaged in production agriculture. 

In fact, there is an old joke about an employee at the Department of Agriculture. It seems that his co-workers found him first thing in the morning, sitting at his desk and crying like a baby. They finally got him calmed down enough to find out what was wrong. Punctuated by great “sniffs,” he managed to get it out–“My farmer died.”

Indri Schaelicke via Mises Wire

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Land and Livestock International, Inc. is a leading agribusiness management firm providing a complete line of services to the range livestock industry. We believe that private property is the foundation of America. Private property and free markets go hand in hand—without property there is no freedom. We also believe that free markets, not government intervention, hold the key to natural resource conservation and environmental preservation. No government bureaucrat can (or will) understand and treat the land with as much respect as its owner. The bureaucrat simply does not have the same motives as does the owner of a capital interest in the property. Our specialty is the working livestock ranch simply because there are so many very good reasons for owning such a property. We provide educational, management and consulting services with a focus on ecologically and financially sustainable land management that will enhance natural processes (water and mineral cycles, energy flow and community dynamics) while enhancing profits and steadily building wealth.
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