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We import about 85-90% of our food. This leaves us extremely vulnerable to natural disasters or global events that may interrupt the shipping of our food supply. In the, Increased Food Security and Food Self-Sufficiency Strategy (2012) it states, replacing just 10% of the food we currently import would amount to approximately $313 million. Assuming a 30% farm share, $94 million would be realized at the farm-gate which would generate an economy-wide impact of an additional $188 million in sales, $47 million in earnings, $6 million in state tax revenues, and more than 2,300 jobs.
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