Benefits of Trade

U.S. agriculture depends on international trade. More than 20 percent of U.S. farm and food products are exported. Those exports support more than one million U.S. jobs and generate much-needed economic activity across rural America.

Infographic showing highlights of U.S. agricultural trade, including it's support for more than 1 million jobs in 2016 and $135 billion dollars in U.S. ag exports.

Data & Analysis

May 16, 2018
Line graph showing the growth of U.S. agricultural exports and imports in the context of international free trade agreements.
May 4, 2018
Column chart comparing the change in value of U.S. agricultural exports before and after key trade agreements.
November 15, 2017
U.S. farm and food exports climbed eight percent in FY 2017, reaching the third-highest level on record.
August 31, 2017
Infographic illustrating the increase in farm exports in FY 2017 to $139.8 billion