Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

USU Report on Utah Agriculture Economics


Utah State University Study:
Utah Agriculture Contributes More Than 15% to State’s Economy


WHAT: USU study author Dr. Ruby Ward (Applied Economics Dept.) will discuss findings of the latest comprehensive study of Utah agriculture’s contribution to the State of Utah’s overall economy.  
Utah agriculture contributes jobs, income, fiscal revenue, and quality of life to both rural and urban Utahns.
Agriculture’s Recession recovery (2009 – 2014) outpaces state’s overall recovery rate.

Study Highlights:
•    The 2014 agricultural production and processing sectors together account for $21.2 billion in total economic output in Utah after adjusting for multiplier effects
•    Utah agriculture accounts for 15.1% of total state output and
•    more than 79,000 jobs

WHO: Ruby A. Ward, Professor, Dept. of Applied Economics, Utah State University
LuAnn Adams, Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food

WHERE: Utah Department of Agriculture and Food Building - Main lobby
350 North Redwood Rd., Salt Lake City, Utah.

WHEN: 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CONTACT: Larry Lewis for more information 801-538-7104

VISUALS:  Video of production agriculture available at conference or at:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKhvSxNFSo8&t=3s&list=PLCD0773BC7BA9E8A9&index=15