Where they earn their living

Guess what share farming has in the income of people in the United States who live outside the cities? Would you say as much as 50 percent? No? How about 20 percent? Too much …? Too little … ? Here’s another way to think about the question? How much do civil servants in non-metro areas earncompared to farmers in non-Metro areas of the USA? The answer to the second question is: more than five times as much. Here’s a graphic from the “US Department of Agiculture”:http://www.ers.usda.gov/Amberwaves/September04/Indicators/researchareas.htm that paints the full picture:

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