12-05-2014 01:56 AM | USA

Should you invest in forgotten farming sector?

While new-age industries such as social media and cloud-computing generate more than their fair share of headlines, investors may want to start paying attention to one of the world's oldest sectors.

Agriculture sales and production expenses are reaching new record highs. U.S. producers sold $394.6 billion worth of agricultural products in 2012, which cost $328.9 billion to produce, according to the latest Census of Agriculture, released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Total organic product sales by farms have surged to $3.1 billion, up 82% since 2007. Overall, there are now 3.2 million farmers operating 2.1 million farms on 914.5 million acres across the nation.
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