UNDATED (LEARFIElD) – New research indicates that agriculture and forestry contribute more than 37-billion dollars to Minnesota’s economy.

Minnesota AgriGrowth and more than two dozen ag stakeholder groups released a study conducted by Decision Innovation Solutions.

AgriGrowth executive director Tamara Nelsen says 37-billion dollars is “a tremendous number and hopefully in the next census of ag it’ll be 40-billion dollars. We will hopefully have recovered from COVID.”

She says the study also shows 388-thousand jobs are attributable to the ag sector.  Nelsen says the industry overcame numerous challenges “to ensure that Minnesotans get the food, fuel and fiber they need to keep our economy moving and families fed.”