Food is traded between states as well as globally. Global food trade is extremely important to all countries. But how many of you know where the food on your tables comes from?
write an essay addressing the following questions:
What types of produce are grown in your state?
What produce does your state trade to other countries or other states?
How important is trade between states?
How important is global food trade?
Would the U.S. survive without global food trade?
How does food trade impact the economy?
What types of goods OTHER THAN AGRICULTURAL products does the United States import and export the most?
Please include a reference list at the end of your essay. That includes all web sites, journals, articles, etc you may have used. PLEASE make sure you have not copied and pasted ANY information directly from a source. That is considered plagiarism and you will receive a zero for any assignments that contain information that is cut and pasted from sources.
You haven't provided the state you want to research. Here's an example of how I would do one for Florida:
Florida produces citrus, sugarcane, a variety of fruits and vegetables, followed by cotton, hay, corn, tobacco, soybeans, and wheat. Florida leads the nation in the production of watermelons. See http://www.fas.usda.gov/htp2/circular/1997/97-08/fcoj897.htm
Florida's main agricultural export is citrus. This situation is complicated by the fact that foreigners are now purchasing citrus production facilities in Florida.
Florida imports grain products, wine, and everything else that doesn't grow well in Florida.
If you live in a different state and need help finding references for its agricultural imports and exports, let me know through feedback and I will help you further.
This web site:
Analysis of global food trade in relation to agriculture in Florida