Animal agriculture continues to be an important driver of economic activity in the United
States. Through purchases and sales to many other industries, U.S. animal agriculture in turn
has a large impact on the rest of the national and global economies. In the U.S. during 2014
animal agriculture’s support of the national economy included: $440.7 billion in economic output, 2,363,477 jobs, $76.7 billion in earnings, $19.6 billion in income taxes and $7.4 billion in the form of property taxes.