P. Scott Shearer, Vice President

June 27, 2016

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Soybean Board analysis: Animal agriculture significantly contributes to U.S. economy

A new economic analysis released by the United Soybean Board finds that animal agriculture makes significant contributions to the U.S. economy. The analysis found that in 2014 U.S. animal agriculture contributed:

  • $440.7 billion to the gross domestic product

  • $76.7 billion to household incomes

  • Over 2.3 million jobs to the economy

  • Paid over $19 billion in income taxes and $7 billion in property taxes.

The analysis was completed by Decision Innovation Solutions.

About the Author(s)

P. Scott Shearer

Vice President, Bockorny Group, Inc.

Scott Shearer is vice president of the Bockorny Group Inc., a leading bipartisan government affairs consulting firm in Washington, D.C. With more than 30 years experience in government and corporate relations in state and national arenas, he is recognized as a leader in agricultural trade issues, having served as co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for U.S.-China Trade and co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for Trade Promotion Authority. Scott was instrumental in the passage of China Permanent Normal Trade Relations and TPA. He is past chairman of the USDA-USTR Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Animals and Animal Products and was a member of the USAID Food Security Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the Bockorny Group, Scott served as director of national relations for Farmland Industries Inc., as well as USDA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs (1993-96), serving as liaison for the Secretary of Agriculture and the USDA to Congress.

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