Robin Smith
01/11/2014

Describe how agriculture contributed to economics, economic development, regional specialization, and social reform.
Agriculture is cultivating land, feeding, breeding, and raising livestock. Farming is also Agriculture. Agriculture is the production of poultry, livestock, and crops. Economics is a science that analyzes distribution, production, and consumption of services and goods. Agriculture contributed to economics and begin to develop into a large industry. Farmers started to make money. This helped to stimulate the economy. Agriculture helped farmers to develop jobs in the United States. This also help the US to import, export, and exchange goods with different countries. Agriculture contributed to economic development by increasing productivity and improving technology. Agriculture productivity is the inputs and outputs of land labor and capital goods. This helped to supply economic surplus. Which can be used to increase production in agriculture and transfers out of agriculture that provides capital for economic growth and expanding consumption needs. This also provide the world with food. Agriculture contributed to Regional specialization by introducing a method of production in a certain area and focusing on production of a goods and services. This helped to increase productivity in certain regions. States started to specialize in producing services and goods in their native land. For example citrus naturally produced in warmer climate of the south and west. The Midwest produces grain products. Agriculture contributed to social reform by giving the people an option to go to super markets to buy their goods. The people that did not have access to farms had an opportunity to go to the supermarkets to buy goods. Farmers had the opportunity to buy goods that they could not produce.