The State of Alabama has abundant natural resources and forests in addition to a diverse agricultural industry, which is strong in poultry, cattle, peanuts and catfish production. This study on the Economic Contributions of Alabama Agriculture and Forestry quantifies agriculture, forestry and related industries and their importance to the State of Alabama.
In 2016, agriculture, forestry and related economic activity in Alabama contributed:
- $54.9 billion in sales
- $17.9 billion in added value beyond the cost of inputs ($37.0 billion)
- 233,793 jobs
- $1.0 billion in state and local taxes
- $2.3 billion in federal taxes
The results of this study show that the removal or diminishment of agriculture production, forestry, and related industries would have a negative impact on a wide variety of industries across the State of Alabama. Given Alabama’s plentiful natural resources and current importance of forestry and agriculture to its economy, it is reasonable to assume that Alabama will continue to rely on these industries for the foreseeable future.
You can view the full report here: Economic Contributions of Alabama Agriculture and Forestry
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