From the Corn Belt to the Kornkammer: A Comparison of
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From the Corn Belt to the Kornkammer: A Comparison of

4 December 2023


Stormy-Annika Mildn December 2023 From the Corn Belt to the Kornkammer: A Comparison of Agriculture in the United States and in Germany Examining the intricate dynamics of agriculture in Germany and the United States reveals a mix of characteristics and trends shaping their respective agricultural contexts. [...] Agricultural production value of 51 billion USD in production’s percentage of GDP in the 2021,1 commanding a 14 percent share United States amounted to just 1.1 of European agricultural production.2 The percent in 2020; in Germany, it made up United States, with a long history and 0.8 percent in 2021.5 Only 1.2 percent of culture of agricultural production, is also the labor force in Germany worke. [...] In 2020, thirty-six percent of the management, and record keeping.96 agricultural labor force in Germany was over the age of 55, compared to 23 percent of the workforce in other Agricultural Productivity sectors.89 Similarly, in the United States, the average age of farmers in 2017 was 57.5.90 Only eight percent of all producers Overall Production were under the age of 35, compared with Agricultur. [...] Germany was the production value made up a 14 percent fourth largest exporter (after the United share of European agricultural production States, the Netherlands, and Brazil) and in 2021, making it the second largest the third largest importer (after China and producer in the EU.100 The U. [...] The top recipients of German exports outside of the EU in the same year include Switzerland, the United States, and China.107 According to the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture, the Netherlands also accounted for the majority of agricultural imports into Germany, followed by the United States, Italy, and France in 2022.108 Bilateral Trade The United States and Germany are themselves import.

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