Agri-Stats: Food and Ag Sector

“The [U.S.] food and agriculture sector is one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), `the Food and Agriculture Sector is almost entirely under private ownership and is composed of an estimated 2.2 million farms, 900,000 restaurants, and more than 400,000 registered food manufacturing, processing, and storage facilities. This sector accounts for roughly one-fifth of the nation’s economic activity.