Food production a bright spot in gloomy economy

While the recession took a toll on manufacturing and other industries, one part of the economy has remained a bright spot over the past few years: food production. Across the nation, food producers are seeing enough growth that many are expanding and investing in new equipment.

Despite the economy, Americans must still buy groceries and staple food items.

Commodity crops are staying strong and food producers are investing heavily, taking advantage of a dip in construction costs. The result is growth in sales and facilities — particularly for vegetable growers, dairy farmers and cheesemakers.

For an in-depth look at the burst of growth in food production, see this Washington Post [2] article.